Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result

Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result

But the Moore campaign launched a last-minute court battle to stop state officials from certifying Jones as the victor, saying it should be delayed until a "thorough investigation of potential election fraud", according to his press release.

His complaint alleges that out-of-state residents had been allowed to vote and that election fraud experts had concluded through statistical analyses that fraud had taken place.

A day after the election, Merrill said it was "highly unlikely" that Jones, 63, would not be certified as the victor.

Alabama's Secretary of State John Merrill told the Associated Press on Wednesday evening that Moore's complaint would not stop the election results from being certified.

Moore lost the race to Jones by a margin of 1.5 percent - just under 21,000 votes.

CNN reached out to the Alabama Secretary of State's office for comment on whether Moore's filing would affect the process.

In a complaint filed in the circuit court here in Alabama's capital, Mr. Moore's campaign argued that such fraud had tainted the December 12 special election, which Mr. Moore lost to Doug Jones by fewer than 22,000 votes, and that the Alabama authorities had inadequately investigated claims of misconduct.

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Jones will now be sworn in early next month, having been the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992.

"I have stood for the truth about God and the Constitution for the people of Alabama", the conservative Christian said.

Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes. The win came after Moore, best known for stands against gay marriage and the public display of the Ten Commandments, was dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls that occurred decades ago.

Moore's attorney wrote in the wide-ranging complaint that he believed there were irregularities during the election, including that voters may have been brought in from other states. The seat was previously held by Republican Jeff Sessions, who was tapped by U.S. President Donald Trump as attorney general. The complaint asked for a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.

"This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone", Mr Moore said in a statement.

The number has been raised to 118 voter fraud complaints, with 85 so far having been adjudicated, Merrill said. The complaint also noted the higher-than-expected turnout in the race, particularly in Jefferson County.

The allegations, first reported by the Post, may have been what cost Moore the election.

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