Lin Wood Working '20 Hours a Day' to Reverse 2020 Election Result

Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood said on Monday that he sometimes works 20 hours a day in his effort to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election.

Wood, a prominent Georgia lawyer who maintains that former President Donald Trump won November's election, was speaking at the Anderson County Republican Party Convention in South Carolina.

He is running for chair of the South Carolina Republican Party but Trump endorsed his opponent, current chairman Drew McKissick, in March.

"Since November the 3rd, 2020, I've spent sometimes 20 hours a day fighting to reverse the election that was stolen from Donald Trump," Wood said. "And I'm not going to quit until the truth comes out and Donald Trump is recognized as president of the United States."

The small crowd clapped and cheered Wood's comments and some rose to their feet.

Wood also used his speech to criticize McKissick and suggest there could be issues with the way the state party was conducting the chair election, scheduled to take place in May.

McKissick told Newsweek in a statement on Tuesday: "Lin Wood is a carpetbagging RINO who's been in South Carolina for two months. Any suggestion or accusation of cheating or not being a true Republican is just a strategy out of the slick trial lawyer's handbook—a trial lawyer who donated to Obama twice and supported candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood. Trump endorsed my re-election campaign and that speaks for itself."

An email from Wood on Tuesday did not offer details of any alleged problems with the GOP election.

Wood responded to McKissick's criticisms in a later statement to Newsweek.

"I reject McKissick's claim that I am a RINO [Republican in name only]. I fought for Trump, I love our president, and I am still fighting for Trump to have the truth of the 2020 election revealed. McKissick is not. Why did Trump endorse McKissick over me? He has his own reasons for endorsing people. Wait and see what they may be. McKissick may be misreading the endorsement," Wood said.

"McKissick calls me a slick trial lawyer. I am a trial lawyer, but in the past 26 years, I have focused on the First Amendment. Why would he demean a trial lawyer who is trying to enforce rights given to us by God? Have I voted for and donated to Democrats? Yes, I have. I have made mistakes, and I have been fooled, as we all have. But my support has been overwhelmingly for Republicans like Nixon, Reagan, Ford and President Trump. I donated over $750,000 in the 2020 election cycle to Trump and GOP candidates.

"Finally, it is surprising that Mr. McKissick would criticize me for being here for two months when he, on his own email, invited newcomers to come into the party. He calls me a carpetbagger. A carpetbagger is somebody who comes in to use you. I came here with plans to retire and to help South Carolina. Mr. McKissick is the one who is using South Carolina for his own personal benefit and the benefit of his cronies."

Wood also expressed his belief that Trump had won the 2020 election at the Health and Freedom Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last Friday.

Lin Wood states again that Trump won the election and that he will not quit until Trump is recognized as the president. (Video taken today at the Anderson County Republican Party Convention)

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"He won the presidency and he is the person that we the people selected," Wood said at the conference. "Donald J. Trump is still the president of the United States of America. He is your president."

Earlier in the speech, Wood had talked about a religious revival in the U.S. and made several "Q" gestures with his hand in an apparent reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory. He received a standing ovation.

Wood has publicly appeared unconcerned about Trump's decision to endorse McKissick though he did question the timing, according to the Associated Press.

"If Donald Trump endorsed Mr. McKissick, I still love Donald Trump," Wood said on April 7. "Nothing's going to change my mind about a man who I believe is doing God's will for this country."

"Drew McKissick has done an outstanding job as South Carolina GOP chairman, electing more Republicans in 2020 than in over 140 years," Trump said in a statement on March 30.

McKissick told AP on April 7 that Trump had spoken to him over the phone and said the former president "was like, 'Who's this attorney guy who is running against you? Does he even live in South Carolina?'"

Wood is originally from Georgia but told AP he had relocated to South Carolina, adding that he had been a legal resident there since February 1.

5/20/21 3.35am E.T.: This article was updated with a statement from Lin Wood.

4/20/21 11.20am E.T.: This article was updated to include a statement from Drew McKissick and to state that Lin Wood had replied to Newsweek's request for comment.

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Attorneys Lin Wood (C) and Mark Stephens (L) speak to the media about their client, British diver Vernon Unsworth (rear), as they arrive at a U.S. District Court on December 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Wood has continued to claim former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Apu Gomes/Getty Images