Failed Senate candidate Roy Moore is continuing to fundraise despite losing the election over a week ago.
Roy Moore, arguably the most homophobic Senate candidate in recent American history, is now reportedly investigating fraudulent voting – at a cost of $75,000.
Moore has refused to concede the election since his defeat on December 12, where he lost to Democratic candidate Doug Jones.
The victory of Senator-elect Jones marks the first Democratic win in Alabama since 1992.
Moore has reportedly said that his campaign is investigating “numerous reported cases of voter fraud.”
In a fundraising email sent this week, Moore asked his supporters to fund an ‘Election Integrity Program.’
In the email, Moore referenced “potential voter fraud and various other irregularities” as the target of his ‘program.’
Moore wrote: “Campaign staff and volunteers are chasing down and investigating each and every report the moment they’re received. Sorting through the information is a slow and laborious process.
“As you can see, my campaign worked around the clock the past several days to create and launch this critical Election Integrity Program on a moment’s notice.
“But time is running out to submit each report before the certification deadline.”
According to the Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, neither Roy Moore or his campaign have contacted him about any alleged voter fraud.
However, according to Slate, Merrill has not openly denied the possibility of Moore accessing a recount.
Moore’s campaign would have to prove a significant amount of this alleged fraud in order to even prompt a recount, as the Democratic Senator-elect’s margin of victory is three times as large as the gap which would be required to trigger a recount.
Alabama also has highly strict voter ID laws, in order to minimise the possibility of fraudulent voting.
The Republican candidate for Alabama’s US Senate seat, who has said that “homosexual conduct” should be illegal, lost to Democrat Doug Jones by 49.9% to 48.4%, or 20,000 votes.
During his campaign, Moore was also accused of committing sexual misconduct and child molestation against nine victims, including a 14-year-old.
Moore also previously said he “doesn’t know” if gay people should be executed.
Despite these horrific comments and allegations, Republicans flooded to support Moore – including President Donald Trump.
President Trump reportedly called Senator-elect Jones to congratulate him after his victory last week.