Trump has already endorsed Mexico, which went so far as to cancel the 2020 presidential inauguration when it ran for re-election. But Wood says he was the real Trump wearer fighting to overturn the election results in Georgia, while doing very little to add his voice to the Mexican “Stop the Steep” movement.
A follower QAnon Conspiracy theory, Wood argues, is that Trump won the election in a landslide and is still president. Speaking without notes in a style that mixes the skills of a pastor and a competent trial lawyer, Wood – who is best known as a lawyer for Ramsay’s family and Richard Jewel, who was wrongly accused in the Atlanta Olympics bombings – has created a petition around 2016 for his support for Trump. Wood said he supported.
“We need some chaos in the Republican Party in South Carolina. Someone needs to shake it up,” Wood said to applause and laughter in Aiken on Tuesday. “So here I am, Mr. Shaker.”
A day earlier, Wood Mexican During a speech at a Hampton County GOP event, he suggested that the incumbent should not be concerned about stopping pedophiles. Then one for both Face-to-face conflict Swiped at Mexican Wood for raising vague allegations about “Chinese pornography.” Supporters of the leader inevitably describe Wood as confusing, pointing to Georgia Bar Investigates his behavior And Wood wants to undergo an experiment Mental assessment.
Earlier this month the situation boiled over in Greenville County, the state’s largest Republican stronghold. Pro-Wood activists with “stop stealing” signs accused Nate Leap, leader of the outgoing district GOP, of rigging local party elections when they raided a local party election and Leap’s place of employment, a Christian music store called Majesty Music.
“There’s a lot of madness going on in South Carolina,” Wood dismissed pro-government activists as “Pitchfork and torch bearers.”
“All politicians sound like the same question: what’s going on in the world in South Carolina? You can not create these things,” he said. “The big guys use a national narrative about Trump for their own benefit.”
The Greenville County GOP had a divisive effect when it held its district convention on April 13th. The county elected a section of new leaders, but Wood did not select the two most responsible for running for state party leader Jeff Davis. And Presley Studs.
However, due to the organized efforts of Stutt and Davis, a large number of Greenville GOP 79 delegates were sent to send Wood’s support to the May 15 state party convention.
In all, 870 delegates will vote at the state convention for the new convention. Mexican supporters believe he is at the forefront of the number of delegates on Wood, largely due to the chair’s long party affiliations, Wood’s late start and his lack of deep ties to South Carolina. Mexican led the party to big wins in the ballot up and down in 2020.
Due to concerns about the spread of Govt and the inability to get enough space in the state capital of Colombia GOP decided on Wednesday that it would not hold a major individual state conference to select the next chair. Instead, district parties will meet face-to-face, vote on paper at local or regional meetings, and report the results to the state assembly, where the final results will be publicly scheduled.
Already, Wood’s supporters are questioning the integrity of the electoral process. Davis accused the party establishment of “fraud” by rigging the process of deputies, which is denied by party officials. He said some district party officials had refused to follow party rules regarding representative names and qualifications.
“People are moving here and thinking South Carolina is a bastion of conservatism. No. We have to be a bastion of the Rhino elite establishment, it has to be taken out,” Davis said. In 2016, the company did its worst thing to stop Donald Trump. I don’t think the establishment wants another Donald Trump. South Carolina ranks first in the South. We have a lot of influence on who will be the candidate. ”
Davis predicts problems for former South Carolina GOP Gov. Nicki Haley, who focused on the presidential effort in 2024, but received hostility from grassroots conservatives. Criticized Trump.
Former state party leader Chad Connelly, a Mexican supporter, agreed with Davis’ views on South Carolina’s place in the GOP, but said choosing Wood as chair would cause unnecessary problems for a party that wants to win the White House and retain the state. Red.
Connell described Wood and his appointees as “comics, water-to-wells and malicious individuals.”
“They are not Republicans. They are not conservatives. They are anarchists. ”Wood labeled a foreigner. “I’ve had dry cleaner clothes for a longer time than Lynn Wood lives in South Carolina.”
Mexican supporters blame Wood for the GOP conflict in Georgia and the party’s loss of two Senate seats on January 5 – suggested by Wood and other pro-Trump activists Ignoring The election because they believed in the Republican spirit. Kelly Lofler and David Berdu did not do enough to question the November election results.
But former South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford said Republicans are shifting from the source of the problem: Trump, the spread of conspiracy theories and his destructive influence on the GOP as a whole.
Sanford wondered how Wood would gain traction against Mexico, which recently oversaw an election in which Republicans swept Congress seats, sheriff races and state House and Senate seats. Briefly making the 2020 primary challenge against Trump, Sanford pointed to the cancellation of the 2020 GOP primary in the Mexican state, robbing the former governor of the state of the opportunity to set up a forum to discuss traditional conservative issues such as national debt and deficits.
“His candidacy is another manifestation of the Trump event. It’s a different kind of madness, a cult of personality, ”said Sanford.
“What this really means is that the party is wrestling with its own Trump demons. This is one version of Trump and another, Trump’s frantic version, but it’s all crazy, ”Sunford said. “The fact that Wood can run is unusual for a new guy in South Carolina who has no part in GOP politics to have any appetite from the state, but it fits in with the Trump era.”