Democrat Doug Jones has clinched a sweet win in Alabama, becoming the first Democrat in over two decades to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. He’s already given his victory speech. President Trump has already acknowledged his victory over Republican Roy Moore. It’s game over, but Moore refuses to concede. Right now, a little over 20,000 votes separate the two candidates.
Moore said that when the race is this close, it’s not over.
Recount could be triggered in AL if the race is decided by less than one-half of a percentage point.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 13, 2017
“There are other Bible verses that say ‘it’s over.’” -@BretBaier with the humor— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) December 13, 2017
Moore: it’s up to God who wins this election— FaintGlimmerofHopehat (@Popehat) December 13, 2017
God: DID I STUTTER
Roy Moore campaign chairman says they won’t concede the election tonight, says recount is in order if the margin of victory is within half a point.— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) December 13, 2017
Current vote margins: 49.9% for Jones to 48.5% for Moore, per CNN.
Moore is not conceding. Looks like they’re angling for a recount.— Ruthless T. Firefly (@BecketAdams) December 13, 2017
Despite the Moore campaign’s refusal to concede, Sec. of State John Merrill tells @jaketapper it’s “highly unlikely” there will be any outcome other than Doug Jones winning.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 13, 2017
9,000 vote margin and 22,000 write-ins. There’s the difference. Moore shd give the concession speech from the horse.— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 13, 2017
Jones margin now at 1.5 points, well above the .5 point threshold for an automatic recount— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) December 13, 2017
“What we’ve got to do is wait on God and let this process play out,” he said. He also took a swipe at the media for their coverage of his campaign. Moore was bombarded with stories about improper sexual conduct with multiple women. These incident occurred when the accused were teenagers. It was quite the circus. So, Moore is not conceding, even though he’s nowhere near to closing he gap that would trigger a recount. So, that’s what’s happening with Moore right now. Alabama’s secretary of state even said that he doesn’t see any other scenario arising other than Doug Jones winning. Pack it up and go home, Moore. It’s over.