Roy Moore Just Filed A Lawsuit To Block Jones Win – Alabama AG Responds Like A Boss

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On December 12, Democratic candidate Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate election beating Republican candidate Roy Moore. Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting several women while they were teenagers and he was in his 30’s during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Moore has called the allegations “false and malicious attacks on my character.”

After losing the election, Moore has still refused to concede to Doug Jones, saying he would challenge the election. On Wednesday, he filed a complaint alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama’s special election. The complaint was filed in Montgomery Circuit Court on behalf of Roy S. Moore and Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

Moore also urged a delay in certifying results. According to CNN:

‘Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is slated to certify the special election results Thursday. But the Moore campaign launched a last-minute court battle to stop state officials from certifying Jones as the winner, saying it should be delayed until a “thorough investigation of potential election fraud,” according to his press release.’

Merill has previously said that is is “highly unlikely” that Jones would not be certified as the winner. Alabama Secretary of State Merrill stated on Wednesday evening:

‘It is not going to delay certification, and Doug Jones will be certified (Thursday) at 1 p.m., and he will be sworn in by Vice President Pence on the third of January.’

Former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore has even gone so far as to say that he:

‘successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are completely false.’

According to AL.com:

‘Moore’s complaint includes affidavits from three “national election integrity experts” who claim election fraud occurred and a statement from Moore saying he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are “completely false.”‘

Moore said:

‘This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone. We call on Secretary of State Merrill to delay certification until there is a thorough investigation of what three independent election experts agree took place: election fraud sufficient to overturn the outcome of the election.’

According to The Washington Post:

‘It accuses the secretary of state of failing to properly investigate claims of “election fraud,” while at the same time recounting how the state cracked down after sample ballots in one heavily Democratic County wee found pre-marked for Jones. (Sample ballots, which are clearly marked as such, are ineligible to be counted in election.)’

Sam Coleman, a spokesperson for the Jones campaign described Moore’s actions as  ” a desperate attempt by Roy Moore to subvert the will of the people.” Coleman said:

‘The election is over, it’s time to move on.’

Doug Jones gave a speech after winning the election, saying:

‘I want to just say this, folks, we have come so far. We have come so far and the people of Alabama have spoken. They have said we — they have said to each other that this, I have said from the very beginning this campaign has never been about me, it’s never been about Roy Moore. It has been about every one of you, every one of you and your sons and daughters. It’s all of those volunteers that knocked on 300,000 doors. It’s the volunteers who made 1.2 million phone calls around this state.’

Jones quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, saying:

‘The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice.’

Twitter responded to Secretary Merrill’s comment saying that Jones will be certified on Thursday:

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