Roy Moore: “We call on Secretary of State Merrill to delay certification until there is a thorough investigation of what three independent election experts agree took place: election fraud sufficient to overturn the outcome of the election.”
Irregularities in 20 precincts alone could reverse the results of the election
Roy Moore filed an election complaint late Wednesday, claiming voter fraud altered the outcome of Alabama’s Senate race, paving the way for Democrat Doug Jones’ victory.
The Moore campaign said in a statement that the purpose of the complaint is to delay the certification of the election results until “a thorough investigation of potential election fraud, that improperly altered the outcome of this election, is conducted.”
The request came just a day before the State Canvassing Board is scheduled to meet and certify the results of the election.
“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” Moore said. “We call on Secretary of State Merrill to delay certification until there is a thorough investigation of what three independent election experts agree took place: election fraud sufficient to overturn the outcome of the election.”
The statement cites three Election Integrity experts saying that “with a reasonable degree of statistical and mathematical certainty … election fraud occurred” and noted the irregularities in 20 precincts alone could reverse the results of the election.
According to the results from earlier this month, the Republican candidate lost the election to Jones by a margin of 21,000 votes. Jones became the first Democrat in over two decades to win a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, the deep-red state that Trump carried by about 28 points during the 2016 presidential election.
This is interesting? Write in votes were at 24,000 15 minutes ago, then at 16,000, now 14,000? WTH is going on? Someone flipping votes? Look at time stamp a minute apart?write in went down, Jones went up?
This is interesting? Write in votes were at 24,000 15 minutes ago, then at 16,000, now 14,000? WTH is going on? Someone flipping votes? Look at time stamp a minute apart?write in went down, Jones went up? @MooreSenatepic.twitter.com/Gtghzjypxj
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!
Here are some of the establishment Republicans who praised Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday:
National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Cory Gardner (R-CO) said in a statement, “Tonight’s results are clear – the people of Alabama deemed Roy Moore unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate. I hope Senator-elect Doug Jones will do the right thing and truly represent Alabama by choosing to vote with the Senate Republican Majority.”
Republicans lost another lawmaker in their slim majority in the Senate. Now the GOP only controls 51 seats in the upper chamber of Congress.
Perfect end to 2017 Aug 15: Roy Moore leads in GOP AL Sen primary. Sep 26: Moore wins runoff. Dec 12: Dems win seat.https://t.co/I1wbyp9Wc8
Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon had a stark warning for Republicans who push back against President Trump’s “America First” agenda and who don’t have his back in the capital.
“There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,” Bannon said.
Bannon was addressing a packed event in Midland City, Alabama, a day before voters go the polls in the Alabama Senate race between Republican Judge Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
Bannon’s remarks are similar to those made by first daughter Ivanka Trump in the wake of allegations of sexual impropriety made against Moore in November.
“There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children,” Ivanka said in the wake of a bombshell Washington Post report detailing the allegations. “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.”
Bannon said that had it not been for the Republican establishment throwing their weight against Moore in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him, he would be comfortably ahead.
“And let’s talk about who brought this on — the Republican establishment. This should be an absolute blowout except for what they did to Judge Moore, because they couldn’t stand being beaten in the first round,” he said.
A new Emerson Poll released on Monday shows that conservative Republican Roy Moore has increased his lead over liberal Democrat Doug Jones to 9 points, 53 percent to 44 percent, in tomorrow’s special election for the Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat once held by current Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Write-in candidate Lee Busby has the support of 4 percent of poll respondents.
The poll results were announced in this tweet early Monday morning: