Refusing to Concede, Roy Moore Promises the 'Battle Rages On' in Alabama Senate Race

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017 8:00 AM
Refusing to Concede, Roy Moore Promises the 'Battle Rages On' in Alabama Senate Race

One day after the Alabama Senate special election, Republican Roy Moore is refusing to concede defeat to Democrat Doug Jones. 

In a video posted on YouTube Wednesday night, the judge said his campaign is waiting for the Alabama secretary of state to certify the results of the election, in which Jones defeated him 49.9 percent to 48.4 percent. 

Moore pointed to military and provisional ballots, which have not all come in yet. According to AL.com, those ballots will continue to be counted until noon next Tuesday.

The final election results will be certified by the state canvassing board between December 26 and January 3, Secretary of State John Merrill said, AL.com reports. 


“Abortion, sodomy, and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he says in the video.

“Even our political process,” he later adds, “has been affected with baseless and false allegations which have become more relevant than the issues which affect our country.”

Moore went on to argue the election was “tainted” by tens of millions in outside spending from groups who want to “retain power and their corrupt ideology.”

"No longer is this about Republican or Democratic control,” he continued. “It has truly been said that there is not a dime's worth of difference between them. It is about a Washington establishment which will not listen to the cries of its citizenry — and the battle rages on."

President Trump and top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have all accepted the outcome of the election, however, with the president even calling Jones to congratulate him.