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Moore asks for more donations to support legal battles

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

In a Thursday post on Facebook, former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore asked for more donations as he continues to deal with litigation from his accuser Leigh Corfman.

Moore said in the post he would need over $100,000 as he continues to litigate a lawsuit by Corfman.

“My resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet, but I have not lost my faith in our God, who is our true source of strength and will never leave or forsake us,” Moore wrote in the post.

According to Moore’s campaign, he has already raised $32,000 with a goal of $250,000.

Leigh Corfman’s allegations first came to light in a Washington Post report about Moore in which they interviewed women about their interactions with the former candidate. Corfman, who was 14 years old at the time, said Moore undressed her and inappropriately touched her in the late 1970s.

Moore and his campaign have denied the charge and said the Washington Post’s report was a political attack.

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It was during this time, that Corfman says his campaign directed their supporters to defame her in online postings. Following the Senate race’s conclusion, Corfman filed a lawsuit against Moore and his campaign.

In her lawsuit, Corfman is seeking a retraction from Moore and that he pays legal fees associated with the lawsuit. She is not seeking any punitive damages.

Since his loss to Democrat Doug Jones in December, Moore has not stayed silent on how he believes the allegations derailed his bid for one of Alabama’s U.S. Senate seats.

In comments after the election, Moore even compared the allegations to voter fraud in a move to derail the State Canvassing Board meeting, which certified Jones’ victory in December.

Moore’s last-minute legal challenge was dismissed by a Montgomery judge, and Moore did not sponsor any recount despite the claims he made of voter fraud across the state.

Secretary of State John Merrill said his office conducted a thorough investigation and found no reason to believe Moore’s claims of systematic voter fraud at the Canvassing Board meeting.

Since the election, however, Moore routinely blasts his supporters with emails that allege McConnell and other high-ranking party officials conspired to discredit him.

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The latest email, titled “truth to the liberal media’s claim,” said that election integrity isn’t being tampered with by foreign actors but by Democratic Party members.

“The establishment elites are bringing in their most powerful legal teams to try to stop me so they can continue to perpetuate fraud and deception against the American people,” Moore wrote.

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