Alabama: Roy Moore refuses to accept defeat to Doug Jones

Beachcomber

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Like the bad people that they are, Roy Moore and his enablers are bad losers, and appear to be willing to string the process out in the hope that they can turn the result of the vote around.

They have the right to have a recount if they pay for it, and with all of Moore's rich backers that's a distinct possibility if there isn't the mandatory recount that is one potential outcome.

If recounts don't work will they try other legal measures to turn this defeat around? These idiots appear to be prepared to try anything.


Live updates on the Alabama Senate election - CNNPolitics

Roy Moore unwilling to concede: "It's not over"

Roy Moore took the stage and quoted Bible scripture, but he did not concede, saying "it's not over."

"I really want to thank you for coming tonight and realize when the vote is this close that it's not over," Moore said.

"And we still got to go by the rules about this recount provision and Secretary of State has explained it to us and we're expecting that the press will go up there and talk to them to find out what the situation is."

"But we also know that God is always in control. You know, part of the thing -- part of the problem with this campaign is we've been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light," Moore said.

Moore campaign chairman urges a recount

"You know, there's a law in Alabama that requires a recount if the vote is within one-half a percent. That includes all the candidates that are on the ballot and any write-ins that are qualifies to be a candidate," said Bill Armistead, Roy Moore's campaign chairman.

"So at this point, we do not have a final decision on the outcome tonight."
 


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Bannon screwed this up royally, and Trump backed him all the way.

Live updates on the Alabama Senate election - CNNPolitics

Source close White House: "This is an earthquake... it's devastating for the President"
From CNN's Jim Acosta

A source close to the White House says tonight's result is "devastating for the President."

"This is an earthquake," the source said. "It's Virginia but on steroids."

This source put some of the blame on Steve Bannon. "The President has egg on his face," because of Bannon, the source added.

Bannon told Trump if Moore lost, Democrats would feel emboldened to go after the President on sexual harassment issues, this source who is familiar with Bannon's pleas to Trump explained.

"That's why Trump had to do this," the source continued.
 

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Bannon screwed this up royally, and Trump backed him all the way.

Live updates on the Alabama Senate election - CNNPolitics

Source close White House: "This is an earthquake... it's devastating for the President"
From CNN's Jim Acosta

A source close to the White House says tonight's result is "devastating for the President."

"This is an earthquake," the source said. "It's Virginia but on steroids."

This source put some of the blame on Steve Bannon. "The President has egg on his face," because of Bannon, the source added.

Bannon told Trump if Moore lost, Democrats would feel emboldened to go after the President on sexual harassment issues, this source who is familiar with Bannon's pleas to Trump explained.

"That's why Trump had to do this," the source continued.
Acosta would say that. He has always been virulently anti Trump from Day 1.
 

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Acosta would say that. He has always been virulently anti Trump from Day 1.
Perhaps Fox News is more to your liking:

"Ultimately, Moore’s loss puts into question a fundamental component of President Trump’s platform and base. The alt-right movement’s continued presence despite the Moore defeat will continue to divide the party in 2018 and hurt Republican candidates’ chances in even less reliably conservative states that Alabama."

What Doug Jones
 

owedtojoy

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Acosta would say that. He has always been virulently anti Trump from Day 1.
If Moore won, you would interpret it as a massive vote of confidence in Trump, who went out on a limb for him.

Since Moore lost, it has to be seen as a massive rejection of the President in a state he once by 28% a year ago.
 

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If Moore won, you would interpret it as a massive vote of confidence in Trump, who went out on a limb for him.

Since Moore lost, it has to be seen as a massive rejection of the President in a state he once by 28% a year ago.
The dynamic in Congressional elections is often different from presidential elections, as the divided govt during the Clinton admin shows.
 

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Can we say 'lock him up' now?
 

Emily Davison

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Acosta would say that. He has always been virulently anti Trump from Day 1.

Well now I must say it's great to wake up to this excellent news. Is that it from you, that sentence. After all your posts defending the sex pest?

A little chink of light in Alabama, finally are the Americans copping on.
 

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"part of the problem with this campaign is we've been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light".

Ok, so?
 

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Perhaps Fox News is more to your liking:

"Ultimately, Moore’s loss puts into question a fundamental component of President Trump’s platform and base. The alt-right movement’s continued presence despite the Moore defeat will continue to divide the party in 2018 and hurt Republican candidates’ chances in even less reliably conservative states that Alabama."

What Doug Jones
Moore would not have won the nomination without Bannon, and would not have stayed in the race without Bannon.

In retrospect, the Republicans who demanded Moore withdraw were right.

Bannon's "political genius" is shown to be badly flawed, and his policy of stirring up hatred with conspiracy theories ultimately a failure.
 

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The dynamic in Congressional elections is often different from presidential elections, as the divided govt during the Clinton admin shows.
LOL, you must be gutted. Normally I'd be kinda sorry for someone as dedicated as you. But you constantly defending your sick hero leaves me with a sour taste. That's Trump btw. Not that awful Moore who would have you locked up and castrated.
 

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You have to wonder , if this was the first of Bannon's candidates and this is what happened , what sort of slime is he going to dredge up in the future to run on his platform ?
 


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