The state of Alabama has officially declared Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the highly controversial U.S. Senate race two weeks ago. On Thursday morning, a judge blocked the lawsuit of Jones’s rival, Republican Roy Moore, who was claiming voter fraud and demanding a new election. This is Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.
Secretary of State John Merrill: “I would hope that Judge Moore would look at what we have done, and if he chose to have a personal conversation with me, I’d be happy to explain to him, as I have to you and many other people that are outside the sound of my voice right now, about what our process and our procedures are. … Because I don’t think there’s anybody—that anybody has a doubt. If they’ve been objective and they have looked at this, then they know what has occurred is legitimate.”
African-American voters helped propel Doug Jones to victory by more than 20,000 votes, after at least nine women accused Roy Moore of sexually harassing or assaulting them when they were teenagers, one as young as 14 years old.