With 100% of precincts reporting, Doug Jones has officially defeated Republican Roy Moore in what was undoubtedly one of the most controversial special elections in modern history. But unsurprisingly, given the obstinance he displayed by steadfastly refusing to step aside following allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with teenagers, managing to infurate conservative commentator Matt Drudge in the process…
… Moore is taking it one final step too far, and is refusing to concede.
In a late-night speech to his supporters (not a concession speech, mind you), Moore said he realizes that ‘when the vote is that close, it’s not over,’ later saying that ‘it’s going to take some time’ before the final outcome is determined.
Moore suggested that the state’s ‘recount provision’ – which allows for a recount when the margin between the two leading candidates is less than half a percentage point – could still tilt the race in his favor.
‘We’ve still got to go by the rules about this recount provision. The Secretary of State has explained it to us, and we’re expecting that reporters will go up there and find out what’s going on.’
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 13, 2017.