The president has, we all know, chosen to surround himself with people who are the most like him. Trump can not bear to let a slight to his public image slide, and those who he has kept the closest to him — including failed Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore — can’t do so either.
On Wednesday, Moore filed a lawsuit to try and keep the results of the election that he lost to Democrat Doug Jones from being certified.
That effort, however, based on claims of voter fraud for which the Moore campaign cited ridiculous sources as witnesses, has now been thrown out by the judge tasked with reviewing it.
The Associated Press reported early Thursday as follows:
‘Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick on Thursday denied Moore’s attempt to delay the certification of votes while Moore’s claims of voting irregularities are investigated. Democrat Doug Jones is expected to be certified as the winner Thursday afternoon.’
Jones’ victory over Moore was eventually certified on Thursday afternoon, with Gov. Kay Ivey, Secretary of State John Merrill and Attorney General Steve Marshall all joining together to sign the declaration.
Jones’ victory means that Democrats will only need to pick up two seats come the 2018 midterm elections, in addition to holding onto the seats that they already have, in order to become the majority party in the Senate.
They’re going into the 2018 midterm elections with a clear advantage over the Republicans, with Democrats currently maintaining a more than ten percent lead in generic Congressional ballot polling.
Although Moore led in the polls early on in the race, his campaign went downhill fast when accusations came out against him of sexually harassing and assaulting minors.
Through all of that, although the GOP as a whole wavered in its support of the embattled candidate, the president — unsurprisingly — never denounced him.
Alabama election officials have investigated claims of fraud, as multiple outlets report, and found no evidence of fraud actually having taken place.
What happened was simply that — no matter if the Moore camp wants to admit this or not — enough Americans couldn’t stomach putting putting a credibly accused pedophile in office to keep Moore from victory.
For Moore to claim non-existent election fraud as a reason for his loss calls to mind Trump’s own past of claiming evidence for election fraud where there wasn’t any.
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