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    Alabama Secretary of State Will Certify Doug Jones’s Victory Over Roy Moore

    Alabama Secretary of State Will Certify Doug Jones’s Victory Over Roy Moore

    Moore has filed a lawsuit to stop the certification.

    Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has announced that he will certify Democrat Doug Jones’s win over Republican Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat.

    He will do this despite Moore filing a lawsuit to stop the state from certifying the victory.

    Lawsuit

    From The Associated Press:

    The court filing occurred about 14 hours ahead of Thursday’s meeting of a state canvassing board to officially declare Jones the winner of the Dec. 12 special election. Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes.

    Moore’s attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.

    “This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” Moore said in a statement released Wednesday announcing the complaint.

    Jones defeated Moore “by slightly less than 21,000 votes, a margin of 1.5 percent.” The lawsuit claims that Moore “will suffer irreparable harm if the election results are certified by Defendant without preserving and investigating all the evidence of potential fraud.”

    The lawsuit also claims that the Alabama citizens will suffer this same “irreparable harm if the election results are certified by Defendant” without a proper investigation.

    Moore listed polls as a reason to file the lawsuit:

    The reported results were contrary to most of the impartial, independent polls conducted prior to the Special Election and in contrast to exit polls.

    Uh, okay. As Brian Lyman, a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser pointed out on Twitter, those “[E]xit polls are a snapshot of the electorate, not a predictor of the result.”

    Merrill launched a special election into voter fraud on December 19 after a video of a man appeared of a man saying “we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together.”

    The investigation ended after two days with Merrill declaring no voter fraud happened. The officials found that the man in the video resides in Alabama and worked in the state for one year and is registered to vote.

    I attached the lawsuit at the bottom of the post.

    Certification

    Merrill said this will not stop him from certifying the win. From KRDO:

    “Will this affect anything?” Merrill said on CNN’s “New Day,” referring to Moore’s challenge. “The short answer to that is no.”

    Merrill said he would meet Thursday afternoon with Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and the state Attorney General Steve Marshall to certify Jones’ win, and that Jones would indeed be sworn in when the Senate returns in January.

    Merrill also told CNN that the office received 100 complaints of voter fraud and they have “adjudicated more than 60.” One of those complaints came from a “town that doesn’t exist, a report he dubbed a ‘flat-out lie.'”

    Roy Moore Complaint by KentFaulk on Scribd

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    MarkSmith | December 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Even if he was to succeed in overcoming the 20 K voting he really needs to show almost 30 K to support his cause. Voting irregularities are normal.

    I am all for him to make an issue of it. As for 2020 elections, I don’t think so. His baggage of handling the accusations and Ten Commandments are juvenile.

    I think he has a great case against Gloria. Considering how she arraigned non-disclosure agreement with the victims of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. I think we all want to see Gloria get a good lashing.

    We would not have been in this mess if the RINO’s had not pushed Strange then attacked Moore. What a waste of power by NeverTrumpers. NeverTrumpers are just Uniparty supporters.

    I think it is a third party that is the force to be reckon with in 2018 since the DNC is going to go down in flames in 2018. Think angry Bernie voters.


       
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      Ragspierre in reply to MarkSmith. | December 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Strange was Der Donald’s pick.

      So now I guess T-rump is a RINO.

      Well…


         
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        Petrushka in reply to Ragspierre. | December 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        Trump has really good sources of information. Moore was obviously the Trumpier candidate, but was not endorsed. There’s a reason for that.

        Trump also discouraged fighting the results.

        Whatever you think of Trump and his policies, he knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.


           
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          Ragspierre in reply to Petrushka. | December 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

          Strange was a solid vote for McConnell, and McConnell does what T-rump wants. Look at his voting record.

          No more complex or convoluted than that.


           
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          YellowSnake in reply to Petrushka. | December 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm

          Yep, Trump folded his casinos multiple times and he made out like a bandit. The last time he recouped his equity by floating stock. The resulting corporation paid Trump management fees, but never turned a profit.

          In Alabama, it seems more accurate to say that he lost twice. I think in 2018 he is going to lose so much that he will get tired of losing. Of course, he will claim he would have won if ………………


         
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        MarkSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | December 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

        I really don’t think Strange or Moore were Trump picks. He was playing the game on that one. It is his nature was send trial balloons out to get a read on people and the GOPe was part of the experiment. He supported Moore from Florida. Come on. That is not support.

        Morris are you ready to admit that Trump’s pick for judicially positions have been outstanding? That actually is one of Sessions strong points that I watch over the years. I think he has had a hand in that.


           
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          Ragspierre in reply to MarkSmith. | December 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

          “[Ragspierre], are you ready to admit that Trump’s pick for judicially positions have been outstanding?”

          Alt-right Racist Boi, no, not without reservations. Some have been embarrassing.

          But generally The Federalist Society (I was Treasurer of our chapter when in law school) picks have been very good. I’ve already said this.

          Donald Ducks gets some credit for farming that function out to them, which is likely a Sessions idea.

          This is good, as T-rump and Scalia were never really fans of one and other. T-rump LUUUUUUURVED him some Kelo, for instance.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | December 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

            “This is good, as T-rump and Scalia were never really fans of one and other.”

            More of your prog BS. Disagreements over one policy or another are not proof of “fandom” in the way you express it.

            But then, slime is your middle name.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | December 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm

            You know, Butt-hurt Barri, I have the asshole that I was issued at birth.

            I don’t need you following me around, stupidly lying constantly. One asshole is quite sufficient.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | December 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm

            “I have the asshole that I was issued at birth.”

            Big one too. Your heads still up it.

            Any time you put your lies out I’ll be right here to call them out.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | December 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm

            You really are insane. And foul.


             
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            MarkSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | December 30, 2017 at 2:15 pm

            Morris, I know you can’t help being a Jacobin Trump hater, but you just admitted that Trump has made good judicial choices. Suck it up and face the truth, Trump has not been bad for you.

            As for your “Treasure” job of the Federalist Society club, wow! Knocks my socks off. That is right up there with the Pet Sitting business you run to show off your business stills.

            Even though Moore is a fringe character, you have zero facts on the guy. Zero!… and you have failed to substantiate any accusations.

            Grow-up and have a creditable conservation. Treasure of a five person Federalist club, come on, you are really desperate for attention.

    After the Wa state Gov race of 2004, as well as Al grabby hands Franken’s win, it’s pretty clear Dems have a 1-2% level of cheater votes in any election. In Wa, they kept “finding” ballots which were not under lock and key.

    The attorney representing Dems in that suit is now mayor of Seattle and will probably eventually be Governor. The elections official “finding” the ballots is a well known crook and married to county court judge (kangaroo family court). We have her on video with some choice words they wish we hadn’t recorded.


       
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      n.n in reply to Andy. | December 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      In Wisconsin, they carried out quasi-legal raids targeting Republicans and Occupying both public and private spaces. In, Alabama, they carried out a witch hunt (outside the scientific domain) and lynching (trial by press) of a Republican candidate. In DC, they are still trying to abort the baby… the President, Trump, well after the stork’s delivery date in the fourth trimester. Obama spied (the real Water Gate) on the Republican candidate. Clinton colluded with the DNC, press, and foreign sources, including Kiev, to influence the presidential election. There is precedent and current evidence to question the integrity of the democratic process where Democrats, Pro-Choice Republicans, and the Press are present.


         
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        YellowSnake in reply to n.n. | December 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm

        Wow, you need to write a book that no one will want to read!

        But let’s stick to:

        In, Alabama, they carried out a witch hunt (outside the scientific domain) and lynching (trial by press) of a Republican candidate

        It seems that what you are saying is that no actual voter fraud occurred. So is Moore mad as a hatter in his filing?

        BTW, if lying about a candidate is fraud (and I don’t concede that the things said about Moore were lies), then Trump has committed an unfathomable amount of fraud in his run for president. You make an excellent argument for pro-choice. But we will need to wait a little longer.

    There wasn’t fraud, per se. The GOPe’s treachery was out in the open, but wasn’t illegal.

    Everyone should remember this case in 2018. Smearing challengers as “crazy” is the go-to tactic of the establishment when they can’t defeat them in the primary.

    What I’ve learned from this election is that the GOP establishment has no intention of backing your candidates if they win the primary, so plan accordingly.


     
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    Ragspierre | December 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    No jurisdiction exists in or shall be exercised by any judge or court to entertain any proceeding for ascertaining the legality, conduct, or results of any election, except so far as authority to do so shall be specially and specifically enumerated and set down by statute;  and any injunction, process, or order from any judge or court, whereby the results of any election are sought to be inquired into, questioned, or affected, or whereby any certificate of election is sought to be inquired into or questioned, save as may be specially and specifically enumerated and set down by statute, shall be null and void and shall not be enforced by any officer or obeyed by any person.  If any judge or other officer hereafter undertakes to fine or in any wise deal with any person for disobeying any such prohibited injunction, process, or order, such attempt shall be null and void, and an appeal shall lie forthwith therefrom to the Supreme Court then sitting, or next to sit, without bond, and such proceedings shall be suspended by force of such appeal;  and the notice to be given of such appeal shall be 14 days.

    That’s the law the court cited.

    How any competent lawyer in Alabama…much less a former member of their Supremes…ignored that is a complete mystery.


       
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      Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | December 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Also, reading a bit into Moore’s pleading, on page 23 and 24, the pleading cites to completely inapposite law. The cited law addresses elections for ALABAMA offices, not Federal ones.

      This is just really sloppy…even frivolous…pleading. IMNHO.

    I like that he’s fighting , regardless. This is what the left does EVERY single time! Fight back! This may be the PERFECT pretext for the Feds to get involved with their fraud investigation. Put’s heat on all of the states for 2018.

    It may be baseless, but it’s a worthy fight. Moore has been so thoroughly trashed, he has nothing to lose, and in fighting and trying to uncover irregularities, he may just find some. Too many folks want to be the noble knight and lay down. Well, the left and Democrats never do. I say, fight, fight, fight. If it is clear there was no fraud, fine. Then concede. And there is no reason to sling mud… everyone has a right to ask for redress and not have honor brought into it. I have not heard that Moore is claiming Jones campaign cheated.


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