MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race.

The court filing occurred about 14 hours ahead of Thursday’s meeting of a state canvassing board to officially declare Jones the winner of the Dec. 12 special election. Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes.

Moore’s attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.

“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” Moore said in a statement released Wednesday announcing the complaint.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told The Associated Press Wednesday evening that he has no intention of delaying the canvassing board meeting.

“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,” Merrill said.

In the complaint, Moore’s attorneys noted the higher than expected turnout in the race, particularly in Jefferson County, and said that Moore’s numbers were suspiciously low in about 20 Jefferson County precincts.

Merrill said he has so far not found evidence of voter fraud, but that his office will investigate any complaint that Moore submits.

Moore has not conceded the race to Jones and has sent several fundraising emails to supporters asking for donations to investigate claims of voter fraud.

Jones and Moore were competing to fill the U.S. Senate seat that previously belonged to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore’s campaign was wounded by accusations against Moore of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls decades ago.

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10 thoughts on “Roy Moore Files Lawsuit To Block Alabama Senate Result

  1. specialt757 on said:

    Roy Moore took a polygraph test after the election that “proved” his accusers were lying and that he never met them. Well already that’s a damn lie, he already admitted he knew at least a few of them. And why not take the lie detector test prior to the election? Damn, could he be any more stupid?

  2. Passing Through!! on said:

    Moore’s attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.
    *************
    GTFOH! Racist you lost by more than 20,000 votes and if you count the voters who wrote in names because they didn’t want to vote for a child rapist you lost by more than that. When you can’t fix an election in your favor or suppress the black vote now you want to cry fraud. Moore and Jones were in a dead heat the black people voted and decided who won the election. There’s no fraud you lost because you didn’t get the black vote, plain and simple. The Republikkkans don’t even won’t you in the senate because they have enough problems dealing 45 and his failure of a presidency and impending IMPEACHMENT. Maybe you should have contacted those Russians to help you like they did trump.

  3. MariAnne Bolton on said:

    You are absolutely correct, Mr. L — But “Old-Ugly White men” WROTE the rules, now let’s wait and see if they are going to CHANGE the rules!!!!

  4. MariAnne Bolton on said:

    You are absolutely correct, Mr. L — But “Old-Ugly White men WROTE the rules, now let’s wait and see if they are going to CHANGE the rules!!!!

  5. The Pedophile, Moore is a damn POOR LOSER.
    He needs to step aside and concede to Doug Jones.
    The election is over, the PEOPLE have chosen who they want to represent them in
    the Alabama Senate.

    Bye, boy!

      • Passing Through!! on said:

        And now lets fast forward to this year 4 indictments and the trump family on their way to prison….LOL!…. MAGA!

      • specialt757 on said:

        “…reminds me of this time last year” Just like we had no choice, neither does your homeboy Moore. Maybe america is on its way to being better, okay…maybe not, as long as the sexual predator/liar-in-chief is still in office.

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