Republican senate candidate Roy Moore lost the special election in Alabama Tuesday by a narrow margin, receiving 48 percent and Democrat Doug Jones receiving 50 percent.
However, Moore has refused to concede the election, stating he is waiting for the the Alabama Secretary of State to certify the votes, which is expected to happen between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3. All precincts in the state have reported their votes to the state.
Friday, The Hill reported that Moore sent out a letter asking supporters to help raise another $75,000 for an “election integrity fund.”
Moore said in the emails that “military and provisional ballots haven’t yet been counted by the Secretary of State’s office,” and he is hoping those votes will be enough to give him the victory.
The letter Moore sent to supporters reportedly stated that the campaign budget “ran through” on election night, and asked supporters to help raise another $75,000 to collect reports of “voter fraud and other irregularities at polling locations throughout the state.”
President Trump said Friday that Moore needs to go ahead and concede the race.
I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. https://t.co/NOlh7N7BiP
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) December 14, 2017
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