Roy Moore just surged back into the spotlight in a stunning Alabama election development

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In the latest development in Roy Moore’s interminable saga, the failed Alabama Republican Senate candidate and accused child molester has filedan official complaint in hopes of delaying the certification of the special election results, citing voter fraud, in hopes of ultimately being granted “a new election.”

Per an e-mail from the Moore campaign:

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Moore has called for a voter fraud investigation to be conducted, claiming that “three national Election Integrity experts” concluded “with a reasonable degree of statistical and mathematical certainty” that “election fraud occurred.” He went so far as to claim that the “probability of the election results in these precincts happening naturally is ‘less than one in 15 billion.’”

Of course, Moore is grasping at straws. In actuality, the people of Alabama were so disgusted by one of the most flawed and unfit candidates in American history that he couldn’t manage to win in perhaps the most conservative state in the country as a Republican, handing the seat away to a Democrat for the first time in a quarter century.

The odds of Roy Moore losing may very well have been one in 15 billion; that he lost, then, is a testament to just how dismal of a candidate he was.

A decision regarding election certification will be made today, Thursday, December 28th, by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, along with the governor and attorney general.

Despite the fact that every news outlet has called Alabama’s historic Senate race for Democrat Doug Jones, Moore has remained resolute in his unwillingness to accept the results.

On the heels of his loss, Moore released a video addressing the issue.

In the video, Moore defends his defiance in refusing to concede to Doug Jones, citing the fact that military and provisional ballots have yet to be counted. It should be noted that Moore was defeated by over 20,000 votes.

“We are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilization, and our religion and to set free a suffering humanity,” he said in his video address. ” And the battle rages on.”

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Alabama state law requires an automatic recount if the margin is less than one-half of one percent. With 100% of precincts reporting, Jones’ margin of victory stands at 1.5%, rendering a recount unnecessary.

“Realize that when the vote is this close, it is not over,” he said. “We still have got to go by the rules about this recount provision. The secretary of state has explained it to us and we’re expecting that the press will go up there and talk to them to find out what the situation is.”

Even Doug Jones called on Moore to accept the reality of the situation and concede the race.

This article was published on washingtonpress.com

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