American politician and jurist, Roy Moore, says he took a lie detector test after the Alabama Senate election came to a close, to prove the allegations of sexual harassment surrounding him were false. This announcement comes in the wake of Moore’s loss in the face of Democrat, Doug Jones. More so, the Republican has filed an election complaint to disrupt Jones’ transition to Senator of Alabama claiming that election fraud occurred.
On Wednesday, Moore’s campaign issued a press release announcing the politician’s contention to the election’s results as well as his polygraph test affidavit.
„ (Roy Moore) succesfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are completely false,” said Moore’s campaign in the press release.
While Alabama has been a particularly Republican-oriented state for decades, Moore was unable to shake off the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Multiple women have accused Moore throughout the election campaign of touching them sexually when they were teenagers and the politician was in his 30s.
The Alabama Supreme Court chief justice is adamant on a vote recount, claiming that there was a potential voter fraud that tipped the race in favor of Jones. Moore filed the election complaint hours before state officials were scheduled to certify the victory of the Democrat. He also asked Alabama Secretary of State, John Merill, to postpone the meeting until an investigation will be able to reveal that the election was rigged against him. Moore has also reportedly told his supporters to call Merrill as well as Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, and Attorney General, Steve Marshall, to postpone Jone’s certification.
While President Trump initially supported the Alabama justice, he is now urging Moore to accept the results and concede. Moore lost the election by more than 20 thousand votes, with Jones winning by a gap of 1.5 percent.
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