Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon

Join

and support
LGBT+ journalism

Roy Moore is still fundraising for the election he lost ten days ago

Jess Glass December 20, 2017
bookmarking iconBookmark Article
MONTGOMERY, AL - DECEMBER 12: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore speaks about the race against his Democratic opponent Doug Jones is too close and there will be a recount during his election night party in the RSA Activity Center on December 12, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. The candidates are running in a special election to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Getty)

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.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - DECEMBER 12: Democratic U.S. Senator elect Doug Jones (L) and wife Louise Jones (R) greet supporters during his election night gathering the Sheraton Hotel on December 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Doug Jones defeated his republican challenger Roy Moore to claim Alabama's U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by attorney general Jeff Sessions. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Doug Jones celebrates after winning the Alabama senate seat (Getty)

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.’

(Photo: LaurenWalshTV /Twitter)

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.”

(Getty)
(Getty)

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.

Related: LGBT people were crucial in stopping the most homophobic Senate candidate in history

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.

MONTGOMERY, AL - SEPTEMBER 26: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore speaks to reporters at an election-night rally after declaring victory on September 26, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in a primary runoff election for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. Moore will now face Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the general election in December. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Getty)

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.

Related topics: alabama, Alabama Senate race, LGBT, roy moore, US, US, US politics

Click to comment

Swipe sideways to view more posts!

Dismiss

Loading ...

Close icon