Roy Moore Claims He Passed Polygraph Test Proving Sexual Assault Allegations Are “Completely False”

The Hill reports:

Republican Roy Moore says he completed a lie detector test after the Alabama Senate election concluded to prove the allegations of sexual misconduct are untrue as he seeks to challenge his Alabama Senate election loss to Democrat Doug Jones.

“Also provided in the complaint is an affidavit from Judge Roy Moore stating that he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are completely false,” Moore’s campaign said in a press release.

Moore submitted an election complaint late Wednesday alleging potential voter fraud that could’ve impacted the results enough to tip the race toward his opponent.

The court filing comes hours before a board meeting in which state officials were scheduled to certify the victory of Jones, the first Democrat in decades to win a Senate seat in Alabama.

  • Todd20036

    Even if he took such a test (and no guarantee of that), if polygraph tests were accurate, juries would be unnecessary.

    • The question determines the answer. I want to see a video of him taking the test, the specific questions (i.e., “Were you found guilty of diddling a kid?” gives a different response than “Did you diddle a kid?”) and the credentials of the test technician and a Politico review of the accuracy and honesty of everything.

      • ceeenbee

        There is also the question of his “firmly held beliefs “. If they asked “Did you molest a child?”, he could pass the test if, in his sick mind, he believes that men have the right to 14 year-olds bodies because the bibull says it’s okay, hence he did nothing wrong.

        • Helen Damnation™

          How about “did you attempt to seduce a 14 year-old girl with your hands?

    • ikahana

      Also, I don’t believe polygraph tests were available back in the happy, carefree days of slavery and he wants to live, once again, in that era. So sorry Judge – we can not accept your test.

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  • SoCalVet

    Moore is NOT a Judge…why do they keep calling him that? He was removed from the bench twice…surely that negates any claim to the title? How about “jerk Roy Moore”? Or, “Loser Roy Moore.”

    • lattebud

      “Pedo Ray Moore”?

      • Butch

        Former judge. Disgraced judge. Twice-kicked-off-the-bench judge. Child molester judge. Time for some honesty in journalism.

      • Rick Zajac

        Shitforbrains Roy Moore.

        • Helen Damnation™

          How about Ephebophile Moore.

    • Dana Chilton

      It’s the same reason Palin is still called “governor” or Gingrich “speaker” or O’Connor “Justice”. It’s an honorarium that stays with the person. The fact that he was removed and/or suspended makes no difference. He could also be called “former state Supreme Court Justice” but the honor of the title stays with this terrible excuse for a primate.

      • Droz

        Which means Cheetolini will always be entitled to the honorific of President. Welp, back to work on the ol’ time machine.

        • Scott MB

          Unless he is impeached, then he will not be allowed to retain any titles!

          • SoCalVet

            but a twice removed judge gets to keep the title? I think not.

          • Dana Chilton

            He does. I understand the incredulity but he does. Clinton will be “secretary” or “senator” obama will always be “president” or “former president” when Issa gets kicked out he’ll still be “congressman” or “representative”. Moore never deserved the title of judge but he was given it by Alabamians twice. He’s terrible. He’s autocratic. He’s unworthy. But the facts remain

          • Helen Damnation™

            Secretary trumps (ack!) Senator, there is only one Secretary at a time, as opposed to 100 senators.

    • Professor Barnhardt

      Technicality: he resigned after being suspended. So, he wasn’t fired; he quit. I know it’s a stretch, but although it’s a convoluted argument, maybe he still gets to keep the title Judge. I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to the editors at Wikipedia.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Moore#Appeal_to_the_Alabama_Supreme_Court_and_resignation

  • GayOldLady

    You passed a polygraph test after you lost the election? Isn’t it customary to take a polygraph test before the jury reaches it’s verdict? First, no one believes you, Second, YOU LOST! Go away pervert!

    • Droz

      But now that he supposedly passed, that means he automagically gets those 22k votes making him the winner. Well, according to batshit insane Alabama theocratic math.

    • Adam Schmidt

      And polygraph tests (even if he took one) are notoriously bullshit. As a FORMER judge, he should know that polygraph tests are generally inadmissible in court because they can be fooled so easily.

      • GayOldLady

        And most easily fooled by a pathological liar. It’s amazing to me that he didn’t take one before the election. Maybe his wife had it administered to him so that she could decide whether or not to let him see the grandchildren.

        • Steve Teeter

          Even if polygraph tests were reliable, and they’re not, all this test would establish would be that Moore believes the charges against him are false. That doesn’t prove anything, which is another reason these tests are not admissible in court.

  • BuckyB12

    Isn’t it well known that many people with psychological issues can fake a polygraph? I’d guess that pedophiles fall within that number.

    • GayOldLady

      Assuming he even took a polygraph test. He had 2 months before the election to take a polygraph and he didn’t. Now he says he has. It’s over, he lost, he should go away.

      • vorpal

        Seriously, right? What does he expect a polygraph would even change at this point? Polygraph machines (at least for now, but with some idiots in SCOTUS, who knows what will happen) have not been deemed people under the law, and they don’t get a vote.

        What exactly is he challenging Jones on, anyway? Does he think because the scribble machine says he’s not a child molester that the state will decide to hold another election?

        (I wouldn’t be surprised, given his knowledge of law and politics.)

        • GayOldLady

          The polygraph is a pathetic stunt and a last ditch effort of a washed up old man. His days of moral superiority are over and his ability to make a living with his holy rolling snake oil act lies in the ashes of his own evilness. Time for Moore to go away.

    • margaretpoa

      Sure. Anybody can pass a polygraph if they don’t think they did anything wrong.

    • Reality.Bites

      Doesn’t matter. He faked taking a polygraph test. An affidavit claiming you passed a test is the height of inadmissibility – and in any event utterly irrelevant to the claim of election fraud.

  • margaretpoa

    Shorter Roy Moore: “We should keep having elections until I get the result that I desire and I would have won if black people still only got 3/5s of a vote.”

  • OdieDenCO

    your time is done royboy. go home, find an easy chair and stew in your hatred for the rest of your life.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      +1000 for “royboy.”

  • Ninja0980

    Innocent people can flunk polygraphs badly and guilty people can pass them with flying colors.
    That is why they aren’t admissible in a court of law and many police departments don’t use them at all.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    So precious ….

  • djcoastermark

    Ole roy has been lying and grifting for so long he’s gotten really good at it. No surprise IF, big IF, he did take a VERIFIED polygraph test he would be able to lie his way to a favorable or at least inconclusive result.

    • margaretpoa

      A “verified” polygraph test? Verified for what?

      • Frostbite

        Stupidity.

        • margaretpoa

          I thought that was implied in “polygraph”.

      • djcoastermark

        Maybe I should have said “reputable” , but even still, it’s well know a poly test can be manipulated.

  • margaretpoa

    Polygraphs are just psychological tools designed to make people believe that this miraculous scientific device is capable of sussing out the truth. The operators always preface the interview with the person being tested by stressing that it’s “new technology” and is “incapable of being fooled”. It’s all smoke and mirrors, as Roy Moore well knows.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup and as you pointed out, if you don’t think you did anything wrong or aren’t afraid of anything, you can pass with flying colors.
      We had a murderer in our area (evidence found proved he did it) who passed his polygraph easily.

      • Harley

        Didn’t Ocean’s 13 show how to trick a polygraph test?

        • margaretpoa

          I’ve never seen the movie but one doesn’t “trick” a polygraph test. The test either “tricks” you or it doesn’t.

  • DaddyRay

    Evidence of Roy Moore not allowing polygraph results as evidence in a court case in 5, 4, 3 ….

  • Boreal

    Clueless, former, disgraced judge unaware polygraphs are generally inadmissible in court.

  • greenmanTN

    There are reasons why polygraph tests aren’t admissibke in court. At best they can only test what you believe to be true, not factual truth. Roy Moore thought it was perfectly acceptable to pursue teenage girls when he was in his 30s, ergo no guilt. Asking different questions like “Did you attempt to have sex with a 14 year old girl?” Might have a different response, but sociopaths don’t register stress when lying, so who knows.

  • Uncle Mark

    “Roy Moore Claims He Passed Polygraph Test Proving Sexual Assault Allegations Are “Completely False”” Great…go post the results in a mall somewhere.

    • Harley

      There’s a mall in Dallas Texas now the he can post his results in, right next to the Ten Commandments. He can post it right next to “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”

  • Uncle Mark

    That’s the way the cracker crumbles

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  • TheGrandWazoo2

    In an odd coincidence, Moore’s polygraph print out looked like Trump’s signature.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQYgnH5XUAEie4_.jpg

  • vorpal

    Polygraph tests are ineffective. Even if they were effective, they would indicate congruency between what a person says and what a person believes, and not actual truth.

    I’m convinced that Roy Moore genuinely believes he didn’t molest those girls.
    That doesn’t mean that he didn’t molest those girls.

  • Uncle Mark

    I love the way he’s so focused on being perceived as a kiddie-diddler, but hasn’t taken a polygraph to exonerate his being a blatant racist, misogynist, homophobe…and generally all-round asshole

    • margaretpoa

      Because he looks on those things as virtues.

  • Misutaa Roboto

    Polygraphs are classic pseudoscience. They measure real variables and their operators claim to draw conclusions from these with certainty they do not have.

    • margaretpoa

      Yep. That’s their power. People see the blinking lights and the interactive needles drawing graphs and put it together with the assurances from the operator that this polygraph test is the bestest, most accuratest polygraph evah and they either don’t lie or blow the test by being nervous. Back in it’s heyday as a pre employment tool, I’ve known people who could absolutely not pass a test while other people could go into the interview stoned out of their minds and easily convince the interviewer that they’d never smoked pot in their lives.

    • Jerry Kott

      The test is based on how a Normal Person reacts when lying-changes in body function. If he believes he is telling the truth, irregardless if he is lying, he could pass a test. Sociopaths can pass a polygraph.

  • JT

    He forgot to put the batteries in the contraption he got out of a cereal box.

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  • Charles Nelson

    Yah..Right…totally believe Moore…that’s why lie detector tests are not allowed in any court of law. Unreliable…if the guilty is totally immoral, the test will not prove guilt. You can also be taught how to falsify the tests.

    • Reality.Bites

      Since Moore’s not allowed in any court of law OR food, he doesn’t know what’s permitted there.

      He has a pretty good idea of some things that aren’t allowed mind you.

  • kaydenpat

    Sure, Moore. But even without those child predatory allegations, you were kicked out of your judicial position twice FOR BREAKING THE LAW. How the hell is someone who can’t break the law qualified to go to Washington, DC to legislate on for the entire American populace? Glad you lost.

    • Michael White

      God told him he was going to win. Case closed, seat him immediately/s

  • ColdCountry

    Polygraphs can be useful tools. A lot depends on the skill of the person asking the questions. (I have been polygraphed, and had an interesting discussion with the man doing the test once it was over.) Useful tools, but NOT proof of anything. And as a former judge, he knows that all too well.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Sassy says no.
    Bye boy.

  • Mark McGovern

    LOL, the election that keeps on giving. In the words of the infamous Bugs “What a Maroon!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

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  • Michael White

    He is playing the the unwashed rabble who support him. They are too uninformed (read: fucking stupid) to know they are fake science.

  • orion dumptee

    Working on a 1923 Hudson touring car in my shop this morning, could NOT find the CRANK…now I know where it is…. (AL) sigh

    • Reality.Bites

      Are you really working on a 23 Hudson? That’s really cool – have any pics of it?

      • orion dumptee

        customers car, but will gladly take few pics,its a 7 passenger touring,with the “big 6 “engine (flathead)

  • DoctorDJ

    That’s no polygraph machine. That’s your wife’s vibrator.

    • sadoldguy

      Or a 12 year old girl he found at the mall.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Pathological lying christians believe their lies (it’s the basis of their beliefs system anyway) at such a level that polygraph tests fail.

  • ted-

    Sociopaths easily pass the polygraph. Child molesters can be sociopaths. Pedophile Roy Moore, you lost, lose with some ounce of dignity in n you.

  • sadoldguy

    Sounds similar to all of trump’s evidence over the years.
    How come we never get to see any of this ‘evidence’ ?

    Yes, a rhetorical question.

  • Natty Enquirer

    What does his polygraph have to do with election fraud? Moore is just trolling for publicity, as usual.

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  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Someone should point out that someone who believes he’s a cow can pass a polygraph when he says he’s a cow. Also as others have pointed out:

    1) he hired the person giving him the test.
    2) the test is not based on science. There’s a reason they can’t be used in court.
    3) He’s a fucking cold stone psychopath and they can pass these kind of tests because they do not give one solitary damn about the pain of others.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      1a) Did he pay for his polygraph before or after he got his results?

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    I don’t care if he took any Polygraph test, the theory behind that idea isn’t sound.

    (Still trying to be nice)

  • kareemachan

    There is a reason that polygraph tests aren’t allowed in court most times.

    Also, depending on who administers them, you can skew them any way you want.

  • William

    There are books on how to fool a polygraph test. First off, they only work if you believe the voodoo science behind them.

  • abqdan

    He doesn’t consider his behavior to be abhorrent – so yes, he might well pass a lie detector test. Being a bigoted, insane, narcissistic pedophile doesn’t make you fit to be a Senator (though apparently it’s OK for you to be President…)

  • WiMountainBear

    Tomorrow on Steve Wilco… 🙂

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    There is a reason why polygraph results aren’t accepted in court.

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  • alguien

    i can only assume that moore conducted the whole test himself and asked himself questions that he chose.

  • JCF

    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–Bt57-Ouz–/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_320/yo0e2gm5wxbrocmu45bn.gif

    I can just picture Moore screaming at the machine, “Her mother gave me her permission!!!”

  • Canadian Observer

    The statute of limitations may have run out on his actions that took place when his accusers were teenagers, but I still wish a lawyer would step up and organize a libel suit on behalf of his accusers for his branding them liars and false accusers during his Senate run – I would take great pleasure in seeing him convicted of libel as opposed to him hiding behind “the presumption of innocence” for crimes that can no longer be taken to court.

  • Pip

    I once passed a Polygraph Test while saying I am God and here to rule over the world. Also that I’d never smoked pot, drank, or lied in my life. Those tests can be beat and will give false readings at times. So, big deal.

    PS – The police chief that let me play with the machine was shocked at how easily it could be beat if someone was in the right mindset to do so.

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  • mark99k

    Ohhh Roy dear, that wasn’t a polygraph. That was your Waffle House menu. Now shut up and choke on something.

  • MassageBear

    Puh-leeeze!