Defeated Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore released a video Wednesday announcing he will not concede defeat in the Tuesday special election until the ballots have been certified.
Moore captured 48.38 percent of the vote to Democrat Doug Jones’ 49.92 percent, but refused to concede even after all counties had reported their results, saying Tuesday night “it’s not over.”
“In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots,” Moore said in the Wednesday video message. “This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state.”
The accused child molester continued his campaign messaging in the recently-released video, reminding his supporters that “Abortion, sodomy, and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Moore went on to cast doubt on Alabama’s election processes.
“One of the things that is obviously recognized by using the equipment that we use in the elections process is that there’s not a whole lot of mistakes that are made,” he said.
Despite Moore’s refusal to concede, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told CNN it is “highly unlikely” that the results of historic election would not be certified. The results will be certified between December 26 and January 3.
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