(FreedomBeacon.com)- Attorney Lin Wood, who has been fighting over the last few months to overturn the 2020 presidential election, has lost his bid to become chair of the South Carolina Republican Party.
Drew McKissick, the incumbent, defeated all the challengers to win his third term as chairman. He won 68% of the total vote, with Wood garnering the second-highest vote total. Wood got 239 votes compared to McKissick’s 582.
There were two other challengers in the race, but they both received only 37 combined votes.
In a statement following his win, McKissick said:
“Thanks to the grassroots activists across the state, the SCGOP is stronger than it’s ever been. We’ve proven we have a winning coalition of conservatives who are committed to beating Democrats, and I’m honored they’ve chosen to re-elect me to lead that fight.”
After the vote total came back, Wood did congratulate McKissick in a statement of his own. He also said, though, that the win came “in an establishment created election.”
On the social media platform Telegram, Wood wrote:
“I won We The People. Drew will learn in time that ALL the power belongs to We The People.”
Wood set up the scene of fraud before the election even took place. He said before the vote that McKissick was intending to cheat somehow, and if he won the election, he’d “be a Fake Chairman” just like President Joe Biden “is a Fake President!”
Since the 2020 presidential election, Wood has been one of the most vocal people saying that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. He has claimed widespread voter fraud and abuse, and filed numerous lawsuits challenging the results in multiple states.
Wood used to reside in Georgia, but moved to neighboring South Carolina, which allowed him to run for the state GOP chair there.
Wood said the reason why he was running for the chairman seat was that McKissick removed a person who was in charge of the Republican Party in Horry County, replacing him with someone different.
He told The Hill before the election:
“A compelling reason for my decision to run for Chair of the South Carolina Party is that it is time for the leadership of the Party to recognize and appreciate the amazing Patriots stepping up to get involved in the party — this is NOT the time to take actions to exclude them.”
Despite Wood’s unending support of Trump and his case to overturn the 2020 presidential election, the former president actually endorsed McKissick for the job. This surprised many people, since Wood filed all those lawsuits on behalf of Trump to challenge the election results.
On March 30, Trump sent out a statement through the Save America PAC, which read:
“Drew McKissick has done an outstanding job as South Carolina GOP Chairman, electing more Republicans in 2020 than in over 140 years. Drew fought all the way to the Supreme Court to defend our voting laws — and WON. He will continue to grow the party and help Conservatives get elected in the Great State of South Carolina.
“Drew has my Complete and Total Endorsement for re-election!”
That may have been the final nail in the coffin for Wood, who was probably banking on Trump’s support for the position.