- “Stop the Steal” attorney Lin Wood has not voted in a Republican primary since 2004, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
- Wood said during a rally Wednesday that Republicans ought not to vote in Georgia’s runoff elections in January that will determine the fate of the Senate because they’ll be rigged.
- Wood has a history of donating to Democrats and Republicans, Georgia state and federal election records show.
Attorney Lin Wood, who said at a rally Wednesday that Georgia Republicans ought not to vote in the state’s upcoming runoff elections that will determine whether the GOP holds onto the Senate, hasn’t voted in a Republican primary since 2004.
“It is accurate that he has not voted in a Republican primary since 2004,” Georgia Secretary of State spokesman Walter Jones told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday.
Candice Broce, the communications director for Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, tweeted a graphic Wednesday afternoon showing that Wood voted in the state’s Democratic primaries in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018. Broce said the graphic “has been confirmed accurate by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.”
This graphic has been confirmed accurate by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. It is a screenshot of Wood’s voter record from the state voter registration system. pic.twitter.com/a4qcF8X99b
— Candice Broce (@candicebroce) December 2, 2020
Wood and former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell called on Georgia Republicans during a “Stop the Steal” rally on Wednesday to withhold their votes for GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue in the upcoming Senate runoff elections in January, saying it would be “another rigged election.”
“They have not earned your vote,” Wood said at the rally. “Don’t give it to them. Why would you go back and vote in another rigged election for God’s sake!”
Here’s Lin Wood telling Georgia Republicans NOT to vote for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue next month.
“They have not earned your vote. Don’t you give it to them. Why would you go back and vote in another rigged election for god’s sake! Fix it! You gotta fix it!” pic.twitter.com/Uvj1QIpqFL
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 2, 2020
If Loeffler and Purdue lose to their Democratic challengers in the upcoming elections, Democrats will take control of the Senate.
Wood also accused Kemp of being a foreign agent working for China during the rally. And on Tuesday, Wood called on Trump in a tweet to suspend the Constitution and declare martial law so the military can oversee a national re-vote for the 2020 elections, which he says was rigged.
Records first reported by Breitbart News from the Georgia Campaign Finance Commission show that Wood has contributed nearly $40,000 to Democratic candidates and groups since 2006, including a $1,000 contribution to a Georgia-based PAC in 2010 dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women. The records also show that Wood donated $6,600 to Kemp in 2018.
Wood also contributed $100 to Purdue’s Democratic challenger in the Georgia 2014 elections, Michelle Nunn, Federal Election Commission records show.
FEC records show that Wood contributed a combined $2,300 to former President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008 and a total of $500 to former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in 2004.
However, FEC records also show that Wood has contributed a substantial amount to Republican groups and causes, including $380,000 to the Trump Victory Committee, $251,000 to the Republican National Committee, $10,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and over $15,000 to the Trump campaign.
Prominent supporters of Trump came out against Wood after his comments Wednesday. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump Allies Go After Former Democrat ‘Con Artists’ Lin Wood And Sidney Powell Over Georgia Senate Runoff Comments)
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday morning that Wood and Powell are “totally destructive,” saying their “don’t vote strategy will cripple America. A Trump campaign-operated Twitter account highlighted Breitbart’s report covering Wood’s contributions to Democratic candidates.
Wood defended his comments Thursday morning on Twitter, saying the November election in Georgia was “unlawful & unconstitutional,” and that the state needs to fix its election system before the January runoffs.
“I am not Democrat. I am not Republican. I am an American Patriot who believes it is essential to our freedom that [Trump’s] victory be recognized & fraud in voting system be fixed,” Wood tweeted.
Today is a good day to make clear that I agree 100% with @EmeraldRobinson.
I am not Democrat. I am not Republican. I am an American Patriot who believes it is essential to our freedom that @realDonaldTrump victory be recognized & fraud in voting system be fixed. https://t.co/dIc7gvCqHj
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) December 3, 2020
Wood did not respond to email and phone inquiries directed at his eponymous law firm.
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