Disgraced Alabama Senate loser Roy Moore has filed a last-minute election complaint in a desperate bid to stop his loss from being certified, CNN reports.
The accused serial child predator who became the first Republican to lose a statewide race in Alabama in over two decades has refused to concede since losing to Democrat Doug Jones by over 20,000 votes more than three weeks ago. Now he is calling for a “new special election.”
“The purpose of the complaint is to preserve evidence of potential election fraud and to postpone the certification of Alabama’s Special Election by Secretary of State John Merrill until a thorough investigation of potential election fraud, that improperly altered the outcome of this election, is conducted,” Moore said in a statement on his Facebook page.
Moore’s complaint cites higher-than-expected black voter turnout in Jefferson County, calling the 47% turnout in the county “highly unusual.”
University of Chicago political scientist Daniel Nichanian noted that aside from the blatant racism in the complaint, Jefferson County turnout was “very much in line with counties with significant African-American populations.”
“He invented Jefferson’s exceptionality because it’s only county in list above big enough for him to claim fraud,” he wrote.
One of the experts Moore cites in the complaint is Richard Charnin, a conspiracy theory who also has some interesting ideas about the John F. Kennedy assassination and the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
Moore also claims an “unusual, unexplained pattern of voters having out-of-state drivers’ licenses,” citing one YouTube video in which a Jones supporter praises out-of-state Democrats’ efforts in the state. The Alabama Secretary of State has already investigated the video and found no merit to the complaint.
Moore also claims that he took a polygraph that disproved the many allegations of child predation leveled against him in the weeks leading up to the election.
“The results of the examination reflected that I did not know, nor had I ever had any sexual contact with any of these individuals,” the complaint claims, adding that the allegations were a “false and malicious attacks on my character.”
Republican Secretary of State John Merrill told CNN that he will certify Jones’ win on Thursday despite Moore’s complaint.
“Will this affect anything?” Merrill said about the complaint. “The short answer to that is no.”
“We will sign the documents certifying him as the senator for the state of Alabama,” he said. “He will be sworn in by Vice President Pence on January 3 when the Senate returns.”
Moore was accused of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl, sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, and preying on many other young girls to the point he was reportedly banned from the local mall in his hometown of Gadsden, where he was a prosecutor at the time.
Moore is the first Republican to lose a Senate race in Alabama in 25 years despite getting 70 percent of the white vote. Jones’ win came thanks to high turnout among black voters, particularly black women.