“Drew is a fraud,” Wood said without proof to his huge Telegram audience before the vote. “If he wins today, he will be a fake president, just as Biden is a fake president!”
After the vote, Wood slammed McKisick for telling the truth at a recent forum where he acknowledged that Joe Biden had been legally elected president: “Congratulations to Drew Biden Wins” McKisick. Drew won the delegates in an election set up in a restaurant. I won We The People. Drew will learn in time that ALL the power belongs to We The People. “
Wood’s constant attacks on McKisick, whom he defeated with many dark but vague allusions, applied to some Republicans in ancient times because Wood attracted crowds of hundreds of conservatives who, though not delegates, could be diverted from Wood by undermining the party leadership and spreading conspiracy theories about its events, which also involved national security adviser Mike Flynn and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, who are linked to the Q-Anon movement.
Wood, a prominent defamation lawyer, tried to portray McKisick as not doing enough to support Trump after the November election. However, McKisick was approved twice by Trump after Wood entered the race ̵
McKisick canceled the state party championship in 2020, allowing Trump to take state delegates without objection.
South Carolina is of great importance for the main calendar, as it is traditionally the first such race held in the South.