Roy Moore Suit to Stop Election Certification Is Ignored

It’s not over until the fat lady sings, or until the Alabama Secretary of State officially certifies the results of Roy Moore’s loss to Doug Jones.

And that’s exactly what happened on Thursday afternoon.

Moore had filed suit in court to prevent certification citing voter integrity concerns and is demanding a full recount.

The problem is there’s wasn’t a lot of evidence of voter fraud to be had. And if there were, there wasn’t enough to demonstrate it would have turned the election.

This means 2018 will begin with one less Republican vote in the Senate. That tax reform bill couldn’t have come at a better time.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Roy Moore is going down swinging.

Moore has not conceded Alabama’s December 12 special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat, and late Wednesday he filed with state circuit court, in an attempt to get a temporary restraining order that would stop the certification of the election results, claiming election fraud.

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


Moore may not be getting a lot of support from the state, however.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill isn’t particularly moved by Moore’s efforts, and says that the canvassing board meeting will go on, as scheduled.

“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.

Moore has apparently been light on providing proof to back up his claim of election fraud, but claims that three election experts have backed up his claims “with a reasonable degree of statistical and mathematical certainty.”

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