After Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) lost in Tuesday’s special election, The New York Daily News took the opportunity to mock him, using derogatory language to do so, on its front page.
The headline declares, “SCREW YOU & HORSE YOU RODE IN ON,” and includes a photo of Moore on horseback, which is how he arrived to cast his ballot on Tuesday. In a Twitter post highlighting the cover, the publication further insulted Moore, writing, “Bama bucks the perv!” (See below.)
Bama bucks the perv! https://t.co/9ZaMFXw7aA
An early look at Wednesday’s front… pic.twitter.com/HkiiBl4v0V
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 13, 2017
After Moore beat out nine other GOP candidates to win the primary election, numerous allegations of sexual misconduct were brought against him. The Republican leadership asked him to step aside and let another candidate run, but Moore insisted he was innocent and saw the race through to its bitter conclusion, at which time his opponent, liberal Democrat Doug Jones, won the seat.
After the race was called, Moore refused to concede to Jones, saying he believed that the margin of victory could narrow enough to trigger an automatic recount.
“Realize that when the vote is this close that it’s not over,” he said. “We also know that God is always in control.”
Moore was down by more than 20,000 votes on Tuesday, and the Alabama Republican Party said it would not support Moore’s push for a recount.
Jones’s victory is a blow to the Republican Senate, which now holds only a slight majority with a 51-49 margin.
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