Judge Roy Moore filed an election complaint with the Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama, Wednesday night, alleging that voter fraud swung the election in favor of Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.
Roy Moore refused to concede the election in the wake of his defeat to Doug Jones in the Alabama special election. The Alabama State Canvassing Board is scheduled to meet on Thursday to certify Jones’s victory. However, the Moore campaign filed a complaint late Wednesday night with the state Circuit Court, seeking a temporary restraining order to postpone the certification, arguing “potential election fraud that improperly altered the outcome of this election.”
The Roy Moore campaign contended in a press release that “with a reasonable degree of statistical and mathematical certainty … election fraud occurred.”
“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” the Moore campaign wrote in a statement on Wednesday. “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.”
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he does not intend to delay the canvassing board meeting.
“It is not going to delay certification and Doug Jones will be certified (Thursday) at 1 p.m. and he will be sworn in by Vice President Pence on the third of January,” Merrill said.
In his election complaint, Moore revealed that he took a polygraph test days after the Alabama special election regarding accusations he engaged in sexual misconduct with Leigh Corfman, Beverly Nelson, and Tina Johnson.
“As I had expected, the results of the examination reflected that I did not know, nor had I ever had any sexual contact with, any of these individuals,” Moore argued in an affidavit included in the election complaint.
Moore added that the allegations are “false and malicious attacks.”