Republican Roy Moore is still refusing to concede to Democrat Doug Jones hours after Alabama officials certified and officially declared Jones the winner of the state’s Senate election, saying “this was a fraudulent election.”
“Election fraud experts across the country have agreed that this was a fraudulent election,” Moore said in his statement. “I’ve had to fight not only the Democrats but also the Republican Senate Leadership Fund and over $50 million in opposition spending from the Washington establishment.”
Moore filed a last-minute lawsuit on Wednesday alleging voter fraud and calling for “a new special election”after losing to the Democratic candidate by 20,000 votes.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Secretary of State John Merrill and Attorney General Steve Marshall signed the official certification at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, officially declaring Jones the winner.
President Trump, a Moore supporter, told reporters at the White House earlier this month that Moore should “certainly” concede the race.
“I would certainly say he should,” Trump said at the time.
“I have stood for the truth about God and the Constitution for the people of Alabama,” Moore said in his Thursday statement. “I have no regrets. To God be the glory.”