Politics

Roy Moore lawsuit challenges Senate election results

Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to resist his resounding loss to Democratic challenger Doug Jones earlier this month.

As Scope News has previously reported, Moore did not concede his loss following the Dec. 12 special election in Alabama to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

With just hours left before Jones was set to be certified as the election’s winner, Moore launched a final effort to halt the process by filing a lawsuit Wednesday evening.

According to ABC News, court documents allege an array of voter inconsistencies Moore’s attorneys claim reveal possible evidence of fraud. The state’s Republican leaders, however, do not anticipate the last-minute move will delay the process from progressing as planned.

Moore also claimed in the suit that he took a post-election polygraph test indicating that he was not lying when he denied the numerous sexual misconduct claims in part responsible for derailing his Senate bid.

Sam Coleman, a spokesperson for Jones, called Moore’s move a “desperate attempt … to subvert the will of the people.”

He echoed earlier comments by Jones, who urged his challenger to accept the election results.

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