Following a shocking defeat Tuesday night time, GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has nonetheless not formally conceded to Doug Jones, who was declared the winner of the race.
Moore claims he’s involved concerning the state of our nation “each financially and morally.”
Roy Moore begins the assertion thanking his supporters and his household. He then mentions that his staff has “not acquired a remaining rely” of the votes.
“On this race we’ve got not acquired the ultimate rely to incorporate army and provisional ballots. This has been a really shut race and we’re awaiting certification by the secretary of state.”
Democrat Doug Jones gained the election by greater than 20,000 votes over Republican Roy Moore, reported CNN.
However Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill stated that an automated recount gained’t happen based mostly on the numbers counted on Tuesday night time alone.
- Jones receiving 671,151 votes (50 %)
- Moore’s 650,436 votes (forty eight %)
- Write-ins 22,819 (2 %)
The certification course of is scheduled to start out round Dec 26. Provisional and army ballots might be included in these numbers. The certification staff the governor of Alabama, the lawyer common and the secretary of state.
CNN has contributed to this report