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Ford writes: "Roy Moore (R), who was twice removed as Alabama Supreme Court Justice for violating federal court orders and who has been accused by multiple women of sexually abusing them when they were teenagers, still refuses to concede the Senate Alabama election to his opponent Doug Jones (D). His latest claim is that voter fraud must have rigged the election against him."

Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Alabama. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Alabama. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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Roy Moore Hasn't Conceded and Is Still Fundraising a Week After the Election That He Lost

By Zack Ford, ThinkProgress

19 December 17


The Republican continues to have trouble acknowledging when things happen.

oy Moore (R), who was twice removed as Alabama Supreme Court Justice for violating federal court orders and who has been accused by multiple women of sexually abusing them when they were teenagers, still refuses to concede the Senate Alabama election to his opponent Doug Jones (D). His latest claim is that voter fraud must have rigged the election against him.

In a fundraising email Monday — yes, a fundraising email nearly a week after the election — Moore announced that his campaign had started an “Election Integrity Program” to investigate “potential voter fraud and various other irregularities.”

The email is noticeably lacking any detail about the nature or quantity of these supposed irregularities. Secretary of State John Merrill has reportedly not received any voter fraud reports from the Moore campaign.

Merrill is investigating voter fraud, but only a concern related to one exuberant supporter at the Doug Jones victory party. The supporter claimed in an interview moments after the election was called, “We came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected!”

So far, however, he’s found no evidence of any voter fraud. “We don’t have any evidence of people doing that, our numbers do not indicate that has happened, but when you have someone actually recorded on television saying that they voted, and that’s what he said, then we’ve got to get to the bottom of that,” Merrill told Fox 10.

The election is set to be certified by December 28.

Moore’s email Monday claimed that “the integrity of this election — and future elections — is hanging in the balance.” Some rumors have circulated that Moore might run for governor of Alabama in 2018.

In the meantime, his wife, Kayla Moore, dedicated the 2015 Jamie Jones song “Pissed Off Redneck” to “our favorite judge from Alabama.” She exclaimed that “Roy Moore does stand his ground and don’t [sic] back down to no political pressure and eve. [sic] now from Washington and the liberal fake news media!!!!”

The song is pro-gun, pro-school prayer, anti-immigration, anti-Muslim, anti-Obamacare, and seemingly pro-medical marijuana.


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+2 # Caliban 2017-12-19 23:13
Election loser Moore "is still fundraising": I expect this fact tells us all we need to know about Roy Moore's motive for going into politics.
 
 
+2 # Texas Aggie 2017-12-20 00:17
His latest claim is that voter fraud must have rigged the election against him."

The fact of the matter is that if it weren't for all the fundies from Mississippi coming across the border to vote for him, Moore would have lost by double digits. There are screwworm maggots with better moral values than he has.
 
 
+2 # relegn 2017-12-20 07:03
Right-wing conservatives love to run scams on their unwitting supporters. Any money raised will go straight into Roy's pocket. Like Tammy Fay Baker and her husband fleecing their believers is the best part of the game.
 
 
+1 # Working Class 2017-12-20 10:33
What we are seeing, especially in the Deep South, is the development of a cult of ultra-right Christians. Welcome to the era of the American Christian version of the Taliban. If they ever get total control we will see a religious test in the US for laws and individuals alike.
 
 
+1 # Wise woman 2017-12-20 22:37
The amoral depravity of Roy Moore knows no bounds. And the people who support his ilk use religion as a cover-up for that depravity. The day will come when others truly see them for who and what they are. It has already begun with Moore's loss. Hopefully, his behavior will be a catalyst for change there and elsewhere in the south.
 

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