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Alabama Senate race The religious and political cleavage
Fierce debate: Dr. Alex McFarland and Ellen Ratner on the permissive nature of the Alabama Senate race, and how exposed it is, not only a political divide, but a religious division as well.
A skeptic Roy Moore told supporters on Friday that the fight for the Alabama Senate seat”,” in spite of President Trump, who supported him during the campaign, to be left with the invitation to him.
Moore went on to E-Mail supporters to ask for contributions to his “election integrity fund’ so he could fraud you investigate reports of choice.
“I wanted to let you know that this battle is not OVER yet!”, he wrote in the E-Mail.
Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes, or 1.5 percent, according to unofficial returns.
I would like to thank all of you who are with me in this very important fight for the future of our country. https://t.co/NOlh7N7BiP
— Judge Roy Moore (@Moore Senate) December 14, 2017
But Moore, who was accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl when he was in his 30s, has not yet given to fill the race, the seat formerly belonged to U.S. attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Moore told Fans that the race was “tight” and some military and provisional ballots yet to be counted. These are expected to be counted next week.
Moore said his campaign is a fraud to collect “numerous cases of choice” to send to the secretary of state’s office.
Secretary of state John Merrill has said it is unlikely that the last-minute change of ballot papers, the outcome of the election, or even trigger a recount.
Merrill said his office has investigated reports of voting irregularities, but “we have not found out, which have proven to be factual in nature.”
Trump, who had endorsed Moore, called Jones, to congratulate him on his victory. Trump on Friday said that he believed Moore should admit that the race.
The results of the Alabama Senate race, to be certified, the between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3 according to counties report their official totals.
Trump, for his part, seemed to be looking to the future.
“I think he should admit ,” Trump told reporters at the White house. “I would like to for the person. We need the space. We would like to have the seat.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report