Report: Lin Wood Claims Georgia Republicans ‘Are Not Going Back to the Polls’

Lin Wood (App Gomes / Getty)
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L. Lin Wood reportedly said Wednesday that Republicans would boycott the Jan. 5 Senate runoff in Georgia — which would allow Democrats to win both seats and to take control of the Senate.

Wood reportedly told the New Yorker — a left-wing outlet — that Republicans would not “vote on a machine owned by China & on paper ballots likely falsified on Chinese paper produced in China.”

He also said that “Hundreds of thousands of GA patriots are disgusted w/ the GA Republican Party.”

A week ago, Wood appeared to encourage Republicans not to vote in the runoffs.

President Trump disagreed openly with Wood — without mentioning him by name — in a speech in Valdosta, Georgia, on Saturday backing the campaigns of Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue:

Now, a lot of people, friends of mine say, “Let’s not vote. We’re not going to vote because we’re angry about the presidential…” And they’re friends of mine. There are people that are great people. They’re real friends. And more than just two, there are numerous people. And it’s almost like a protest. But if you do that, the radical left wins. Okay? It was sort of an instinct of mind. You’re angry because so many votes were stolen. It was taken away. And you say, “Well, we’re not going to do it.” We can’t do that. We have to actually do just the opposite. We can’t do that. We can’t do that. We have to do just the opposite.

If you don’t vote, the socialists and the communists win. They win. Georgia Patriots must show up and vote for these two incredible people. And I’m telling you, they’re two of the finest people you’ll ever meet. We can fight for the presidency and fight to elect our two great senators and we can do it at the same time. We’ll do it at the same time, it’s all right.

Wood has supported Democrats in the past, as Breitbart News has noted, though he says he is a Republican.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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