Roy Moore's Alabama senate campaign launched a last-minute court battle Wednesday trying to block his loss in Alabama's special Senate election from becoming official.
Democrat Doug Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes. Moore, the Republican former justice of the state Supreme Court received President Donald Trump and Steve Bannon's endorsement. The election on December 12 filled the Senate seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Roy Moore has issued a new statement refusing to concede the Alabama special Senate election until completion of the final count. In a video address posted online, Moore explained that the race between him and Doug Jones, his Democrat opponent, remained close, and cited the importance of counting all military and provisional votes.
But the video he released isn't your typical post-election statement: Moore uses his four-minute address to admonish all he considers immoral, including abortion, same-sex marriage, sodomy, and the expanding secularism in American society.
Dramatic Exit Polls Reveal the Group That Put Doug Jones Over the Top in Alabama and People Are Grateful
Democrat Doug Jones pulled a surprise win for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat against Trump-endorsed, neo-Nazi-endorsed Republican candidate Roy Moore, who's been accused of sexual misconduct and said America was last "great" when slavery was legal. The same Roy Moore who stated in 2011 that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the 10th Amendment would ‘eliminate many problems’ in the U.S. government, and who was fired as chief justice, twice, for refusing to uphold the Constitution when he denied a federal order to permit same-sex marriage licenses in the state of Alabama.
And yet, Moore almost won the Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions when the latter was appointed to Attorney General by President Donald Trump.
UPDATE [10:26pm EST] The AP has called the election for Doug Jones
UPDATE [10:18pm EST] 89% reporting (1,965 of 2,220 precincts) Doug leads Roy Moore 49.6% to 48.8%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 95+% chance of winning.
Nazis really like Republican candidate Roy Moore, who is running today against Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama special election for the U.S. Senate. Robert Warren Ray, a white supremacist who writes for the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, officially endorsed Moore on Monday. Ray chose to endorse Moore because the disgraced former chief justice quoted Adolf Hitler "correctly."
“Moore used Hitler’s ‘big lie' quote, and actually used it correctly, rather than claiming it meant Hitler was admitting to be a big liar all the time, as our politicians and (((media))) always do,” Ray wrote.
On December 12, 2017, Alabama will hold a special run-off election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became Donald Trump's Attorney General.
Polls open at 7AM CST and close at 7PM CST. Alabama voters can find their polling locations here.