montgomery - The Republican politician Roy Moore does not accept his election defeat. He went to court in Montgomery to prevent his Democratic rival Doug Jones being officially declared the winner of the Senate election in Alabama on Thursday, the local channel WHNT-TV reported.
The channel quotes from a statement of the Moore campaign, which requires a thorough investigation into possible electoral fraud. According to the Republican team, three experts concluded that it was probably fraudulent. That, according to Moore, could have influenced the outcome of the ballot, with Jones receiving some 21,000 more than the Republican.
The outcome of the election can have major consequences for national politics. The Republicans have only a narrow majority in the Senate in Washington. Alabama was considered Republican stronghold, but Moore became discredited by accusations of sexually transgressive behavior. That would have happened years ago.