Moore had refused to concede his loss to Jones and filed a last-ditch lawsuit hours before the certification, saying he believed there were voting irregularities that should be investigated. Just a fact" Moore will face ethics complaint if elected Trevor Noah: "Trump must be "morally degenerate" to back Roy Moore Moore gets boost from Bannon in final days of campaign MORE (R-Ala.), votes were recorded for other public figures such as Ellen DeGeneres, the ghost of Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and "Muppets" star Kermit The Frog.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is slated to certify the special election results Thursday.
Moore's argument appears to be based in large part on the high number of African-Americans who voted for Jones.
"I am looking forward to going to work for the people of Alabama in the New Year", Jones said in a statement shortly after the certification. Whether it's the allegations of child molestation, general anti-Republican sentiment, or both, it's stunning to see, just three years later, a almost 50-point drop in vote share for the party's candidate in a state that favors him so heavily. One of the election experts Moore cites is Richard Charnin, who also posts about JFK conspiracy theories and the murder of DNC staffer, Seth Rich.
Moore had entered the race as a favorite, even after his controversial history of being removed from the Supreme Court bench twice, but the sexual misconduct accusations that followed him, caused him to lose in the race.
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Jones is now set to become the first Democratic senator from Alabama, since Senator Howell Heflin had retired after 1996 elections.
In his court filing, Moore states he took a polygraph test after the election to deny the allegations from three of his accusers. This should not be all that surprising given that Democrats did major outreach to black voters for Jones while support from the Republican Party for Moore could best be described as tepid.
In the affidavit Moore states, "the results of the examination reflected that I did not know, nor had I ever had any sexual contact with any of these individuals".
While he called the allegations "completely false and misleading", in an interview with conservative radio host Sean Hannity he did not wholly rule out dating teenage girls when he was in his early 30s.