Thursday, December 28, 2017

Alabama Certifies Jones Win, Brushing Aside Moore

Alabama officials on Thursday unhesitatingly pushed aside a legal challenge from Roy S. Moore and certified Doug Jones as the winner of this month's Senate election. The action, during a brief meeting at the State Capitol, was essentially the state's final step before the seating of the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It was also a swift rejection, by some of the state's most powerful Republicans, of Moore's complaint that he was the victim of "systematic voter fraud." The certification leaves Moore, 70, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court whose campaign faltered partly because of allegations of sexual misconduct against teenage girls, with almost no avenues to derail Jones's ascension to the Senate.

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The election aftermath followed a familiar pattern for Moore, who in the past has been eager to declare victories and pronounce grievances -- but loathe to concede defeats.

To this day, Republicans note, Moore has not conceded his losses in the 2006 or 2010 Republican primaries for governor, and there is already speculation in Montgomery that he might run for governor or attorney general next year.

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(CNN) An Alabama judge denied an election complaint from Roy Moore on Thursday, moments before the state was due to certify the victory of Democrat Doug Jones.

www.cnn.com

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-28 05:57 PM

Kick him to the curb!

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-28 07:07 PM

God has spoken.

Go home sit in the corner and eat worms Roy.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-28 07:17 PM

i sure hope his "foundation" takes a deep 6...and never comes up.

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-28 07:39 PM

"Mr. Moore has not conceded his losses in the 2006 or 2010 Republican primaries for governor,"

So funny.... and not even surprising.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-28 08:18 PM


Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.
- James Madison

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-28 08:41 PM

Sure, you folks think this is just fine and dandy, but don't you realize that this makes him a martyr in the small church community in Bama? Like the charlatan that he is, he will parlay this into some kind of movement among the toothless crowd.

If you want to hear him speak, he'll be at the Greenville cross burning on saturday night. BYOLF (bring your own lighter fluid).

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-12-28 08:55 PM

Moore should be afraid that once the lights are gone people are still going to suspect he's a pedophile.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2017-12-28 09:00 PM


@#! ... An Alabama judge denied an election complaint from Roy Moore on Thursday ...

The Deep State wins another.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-28 09:05 PM


@#7 ... don't you realize that this makes him a martyr ...

Yes, I am very aware of that aspect.

There are or will be a significant portion of the population in Alabama who think that this is a rallying issue. It is no longer about the Senate seat, it is now about the Deep State preventing the candidate of choice from being elected.

The part of all this that frightens me the most is that it is occurring and dividing the Country.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-28 09:09 PM

I heard his case was thrown out before it was even heard because filed it in the wrong jurisdiction. LOL.
.....and the ‘---- was a Judge, LMAO!

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-12-28 09:51 PM

"Brushing Aside Moore"

LOL ~ like an old sock with a hole in the toe.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-29 02:43 AM

I heard ... because filed it [was] in the wrong jurisdiction.

Dumb ass believes what it "hears."

Compare and contrast "wrong" and "no."

#13 | Posted by et_al at 2017-12-29 04:42 AM

I'd like to know how Moore thought he could make his case after the Alabama SC said that the election officials did not need to save the images of the votes?
A recount would have been impossible because of right wing judges preventing it due to their belief he would easily win. When he didn't, there was no way to run a recount. Instant Karma! I love it!

#14 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-29 06:19 AM

I'd like to know how Moore thought he could make his case after the Alabama SC said that the election officials did not need to save the images of the votes?
A recount would have been impossible because of right wing judges preventing it due to their belief he would easily win. When he didn't, there was no way to run a recount. Instant Karma! I love it!

Posted by danni at 2017-12-29 06:19 AM | Reply

When you are mad do you think rationally??? Hence Moore's problem.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-29 06:25 AM

Who does this guy think he is? Al Gore?

#16 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-12-29 07:18 AM

Doug Jones molested me.
He needs to step down.

#17 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-12-29 08:18 AM

So Roy Moore has turned into a real life version of Yosemite Sam? Running around all pissed off at perceived wrongs??? Priceless! Maybe he can now open up a " Baby Sitting " service, only to see that fail just like his political career.

#18 | Posted by zelkova at 2017-12-29 08:32 AM

Who does this guy think he is? Al Gore?

#16 | POSTED BY FEDERALIST

Al Gore had a case about what counts as an identifiable vote on a ballot.

Moore allegedly magical voter fraud despite Voter ID laws.

Try not posting garbage.

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-29 02:25 PM

Unless Republicans forward a candidate whose ineptitude is equal to Roy Moore's, Democrats will not hold this seat after January 3, 2021. I hope they make the most of it.

#20 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-12-29 02:38 PM

... the Alabama SC said that the election officials did not need to save the images of the votes?

More half-truths from Danni about election administration, why am I not surprised?

The order had to do with digital copies of the paper ballots.

A recent court decision permitting Alabama officials to destroy digital copies of paper ballots eliminates an important tool for ensuring electoral integrity, said two experts interviewed on the day of Alabama's special U.S. Senate election.

Both experts also said paper ballots - which are maintained for 22 months after the election - provide the most security in the event of a recount. www.al.com

#21 | Posted by et_al at 2017-12-29 03:31 PM

Moore should be afraid that once the lights are gone people are still going to suspect he's a pedophile.
#8 | Posted by Tor

This is Alabama. They'll be OK with that as long as he's not a D. They still haven't forgiven Ds for the Civil Rights Act.

#22 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-12-30 11:50 AM

@ #22

Not sure about that.

In the south rumor alone can ruin anyone.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2017-12-30 06:06 PM

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