Tuesday was Armageddon for the folks in Alabama, as the much-publicized Senate race against accused molester Roy Moore and his Democratic opponent Doug Jones took place. The pre-election polls indicated the race was a toss-up, and that voter turnout would likely be the deciding factor.
That, and the 24/7 propaganda campaign against Moore, which saw his support plummet, yet still remain large enough to make things competitive. In any other year, the election would’ve been a blowout, but thanks to the controversies surrounding Moore, he was defeated. And thus, the GOP lost an invaluable seat in the Senate. While many weak-kneed Republicans were happy and relieved at the outcome, the issue in Alabama hasn’t been settled quite yet, at least in Moore’s eyes.
As reported at the New York Post, as the Republican Party picks through the rubble of their disastrous defeat in Alabama on Tuesday, the candidate they eagerly betrayed has announced that he will not give up.
Roy Moore has remained defiant in the face of various allegations against him, and now he’s extending that to the outcome of the election.
On Wednesday night, he released a 5-minute video on YouTube, insisting the race, and “struggle to preserve our republic,” is far from over.
“We are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilization, and our religion and to set free a suffering humanity – and the battle rages on,” Moore said.
“In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots. This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state.”
As it stands, all Alabama precincts have reported in, leaving the count 49.9 percent to 48.4 percent in favor of Jones, which translates into a 20,000 vote gap.
While Moore is putting up an optimistic front, Alabama’s secretary of state admitted that there’s practically no chance the uncounted ballots would close the gap, especially not enough to trigger the standard for an automatic recount, which is 0.5 percentage points.
So it looks like Jones will, in fact, be Alabama’s first liberal senator in the 21st century.
Source: New York Post