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Moore alleges election fraud, seeks delay of certification

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore is asking Gov. Kay Ivey and the state Canvassing Board to delay certification of the election until a full investigation of voter fraud is conducted.

Moore has filed a motion to delay the certification.  The Moore team has also provided an affidavit from Moore stating that he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming that, “The representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are completely false.”

Moore claimed that three national Election Integrity experts reached the same independent conclusion: “with a reasonable degree of statistical and mathematical certainty…election fraud occurred.”

According to Moore, the election experts, who submitted affidavits in the complaint, agree that the irregularities in 20 precincts of Jefferson County alone are enough to reverse the outcome of the election.

Richard Charnin, who holds three degrees in applied mathematics, and who has written four books on election fraud, calculates the probability of the election results in these precincts happening naturally is “less than one in 15 billion” according to the filing.

Moore said, “It’s appalling that the Democrat Senate Majority PAC and the Republican Senate Leadership Fund both spent millions to run false and malicious ads against me in this campaign.”

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“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” said Moore. “We call on Secretary of State Merrill to delay certification until there is a thorough investigation of what three independent election experts agree took place: election fraud sufficient to overturn the outcome of the election.”

Secretary of State Merrill (R), along with Governor Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall (R), will make their decision regarding certification today, December 28.

The campaign is urging, “citizens of Alabama who care about voter integrity,” to call them and ask for a delay in certification and a preservation of evidence until an investigation is conducted.

Moore was attacking in the closing weeks of the campaign by a super PAC, Highway 31, that was operated out of Washington and which was funded by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC.

PAC spokesman Chris Hayden admitted that the Democratic Senate Majority PAC spent $4 million and “predominantly funded” super PAC Highway 31 a group that sent out mailings and ran advertisements against Republican candidate Roy Moore.  Some of there ads were removed from the internet for telling lies about Moore.

Highway 31 did not have to disclose the payments during the campaign due to payment schedules, causing Moore’s campaign to criticize the group as “shadowy.”

The Senate Majority PAC spent about $6 million total in the Alabama race to elect Doug Jones.  The National Republican Senate Committee refused to spend any of its money to elect Republican Roy Moore, who won the GOP Primary promising to vote against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Alabama’s senior Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., also refused to support Moore.

According to the still unofficial election results, Doug Jones received 49.92 percent of the vote -671,151 total votes. Moore got 48.38 percent of the votes – 650,436.  1.69 percent – 22,780 voters wrote in some other name on the ballot.  1,344,367 people voted in the December 12 special election.   By comparison only 1,180,413 voters participated in the 2014 election for Governor.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.



Moore sued his accusers alleging political conspiracy, defamation, wantonness, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 


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