Democrat Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner Over Roy Moore
29 December, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
"Also provided in the complaint is an affidavit from Judge Roy Moore stating that he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are completely false", Moore's campaign said in a press release. Jones said he will be an "independent voice" in the Senate and will strive for "common ground with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle".
Democrat Doug Jones is asking a judge to toss Roy Moore's last-minute lawsuit seeking to overturn Jones' historic win in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate. But the certification went on as planned on Thursday, with Merrill, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and state Attorney General Steve Marshall - all Republicans - signing off on the proceedings.
Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the victor of the state's U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a legal challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.
An Alabama district court on Thursday rejected the Moore campaign's challenge.
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Moore did not concede the race to Jones and continues to raise funds with supporters in order to investigate claims of voter fraud.
Moore's attorney wrote in the wide-ranging complaint that he believed there were irregularities during the election, including that voters may have been brought in from other states.
A spokesman for Jones earlier called Moore's action a "desperate attempt.to subvert the will of the people".
In an interview on December 15, Mr. Merrill, a Republican who voted for Mr. Moore, flatly declared: "I have not seen any irregularities or any inconsistencies that are outside the norm".
Moore has denied wrongdoing and Reuters has not been able to independently verify the allegations.
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Moore, citing election experts, says there are enough irregularities in 20 Jefferson County precincts alone that are enough to reverse the outcome of the election.
Prominent conservatives who allege voter fraud is more prevalent than evidence now suggests declined to add their voice to Moore's complaint. He said so far his office has found no evidence of fraud. That move ultimately led to Moore's suspension and ultimately second removal from the state supreme court bench.
In a brief statement, Moore stood by his claims that the election was fraudulent and said he had to fight Democrats and over $50 million in opposition spending from the Washington establishment.
Moore and Jones ran for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, a Republican who became the US attorney general.
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