The Daily Mail. Alabama election officials declared Democrat Doug Jones the winner of a special Senate election held earlier this month.
A judge had rejected Roy Moore’s attempt to stop the state from making his defeat final. The state’s canvassing board met and signed the papers shortly after 1:00 p.m. local time.
Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick on Thursday denied Moore’s attempt to delay the certification of votes while Moore’s claims of voter fraud are investigated.
Hardwick said he lacked jurisdiction to decide the case – meaning that Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice, may have filed the lawsuit in the wrong court.
Moore had sued late Wednesday night in an 11th-hour attempt to stop Alabama from certifying Jones as the winner. (Read more from “Roy Moore Sues for Election Fraud” HERE)
Moore Says He Took Polygraph After Election to Confirm Accusations Were False
By Olivia Beavers. Republican Roy Moore says he completed a lie detector test after the Alabama Senate election concluded to prove the allegations of sexual misconduct are untrue as he seeks to challenge his loss to Democrat Doug Jones.
“Also provided in the complaint is an affidavit from Judge Roy Moore stating that he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are completely false,” Moore’s campaign said in a Wednesday press release.
In a reliably Republican state, Moore’s campaign became rocked by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Several women accused the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice of touching them sexually when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. (Read more from “Moore Says He Took Polygraph After Election to Confirm Accusations Were False” HERE)