Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood said on Monday that he sometimes works up to 20 hours a day as part of his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Wood, a prominent Georgia lawyer who maintains that former President Donald Trump won the November 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 used his speech to offer some criticism of McKissick and suggested there could be issues with the way the state party was conducting the chair election, scheduled to take place in May. Newsweek has asked the South Carolina Republican Party about this claim.
Wood also reiterated his belief that Trump had won in 2020 last Friday at the Health and Freedom Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma in front of a larger crowd.
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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 his rival for the leadership of the South Carolina Republican Party though he did question the timing, according to the Associated Press (AP).
“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 he told AP that he has relocated to South Carolina, adding that he has been a legal resident there since February 1.
Newsweek has asked Lin Wood for comment on this article.