Roy Moore Sues To Stop Election Certification

The New York Times reports:

Roy S. Moore, the first Republican to lose a United States Senate race in Alabama in 25 years, moved late Wednesday to block state officials from certifying the victory of his Democratic rival on Thursday afternoon because of “systematic voter fraud.”

In a complaint filed in the circuit court here in Alabama’s capital, Mr. Moore’s campaign argued that such fraud had tainted the Dec. 12 special election, which Mr. Moore lost to Doug Jones by fewer than 22,000 votes, and that the Alabama authorities had inadequately investigated claims of misconduct.

If the election is prematurely certified, Mr. Moore’s lawyers wrote, he will “suffer irreparable harm” and be “denied his full right as a candidate to a fair election.”

More from NBC News:

The Alabama State Canvassing Board is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon to certify Jones’ victory. But the Moore campaign filed a complaint late Wednesday night in state circuit court in Montgomery, the state capital, seeking a temporary restraining order to postpone the certification, alleging “potential election fraud that improperly altered the outcome of this election.”

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told The Associated Press on Wednesday evening that he has no intention of delaying the canvassing board meeting. “It is not going to delay certification and Doug Jones will be certified (Thursday) at 1 p.m. and he will be sworn in by Vice President Pence on the third of January,” Merrill said.

Moore’s statement gives few details of the purported irregularities, which it says were substantiated “with a reasonable degree of statistical and mathematical certainty” by three election experts.

  • greenmanTN

    Well, at least he didn’t try to outlaw puberty…

    • GayOldLady

      He would, if he could, but he can’t.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    How does that saying in the Trump era go again? Oh yeah, “You lost, get over it.”

  • So, this is after his suits against CNN, the Washington Post, and who else now?

    For a party that doesn’t like ‘frivolous lawsuits,’ GOP folks sure seem fond of filing them.

    • David Walker

      “Oh, Sarah honey, you don’t understand. Judge Moore’s losin’ ain’t a good thang. It’s even worse’n thet devil-worshipin’ Jones fella winnin’. See, that’s jes’ one Democrat and he’s leavin’ the state and won’t be here for a while. But cuz he lost, Judge Moore is . You know wut it’s like bein’ around him? Even worse’n that golfin’ shit-fer-brains, cuz Judge Moore’s got religion. Judge Moore doesn’t jes have religion, he is religion. So we gotta have thet lawsoot so he can maybe leave here and all y’all can deal with him. At least he won’t be here, missy, n thet’s the important thang.”
      (Sorry. Intentionally sexist and racist because…well, it’s the way ex-Judge Moore would want it.)

  • Boreal
    • Mike Lukovich is the cartoonist for our local newspaper, the AJC. We’re super-lucky to have him.

      • GayOldLady

        He’s my favorite.

    • JT

      These people suffer from generations of inbred stupidity.

  • ChrisInKansas

    “Three election experts”

    I’m sure they’re all upstanding respected individuals, like Trump’s doctor.

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist

    This isn’t really a surprise.

    Moore has never accepted our democracy or our Constitution.

    Moore is embarrassed whenever anyone points out how un-American he is.

    Moore doesn’t believe in free elections, he doesn’t believe in a government that represents all its citizens, he doesn’t believe in freedom of religion (which also means freedom from his religion).

    So what does Moore believe in? Moore believes in depravity, slavery, white supremacy and hypocrisy.

    • Reality.Bites

      Sad thing is, he’ll have no problem finding a district in Alabama that will elect him to the house.

      And that, coupled with a far smaller Republican caucus expected in 2018 means he’s going to be a face of the Republican Party they can’t run away from – the unrepentant child molester.

      • Frostbite

        Half the part doesn’t want to run away from that face, they want to know how they can get in on their piece of teenage action.

      • Todd20036

        In other words, he will make for a great boogeyman for the democrats in 2018, if they choose to use him

        • clay

          It seems that the GOP establishment has lost hold of the reins. If Meuller weakens it further (House fund-raising, hint, hint) The TeaParty Populists might drive it into extinction.

        • DesertSun59

          If he runs for the House he’ll win very handily. The ballots will be destroyed nearly immediately tho, so there will not be a way to determine how he rigged that election.

      • clay

        Anybody want to find out which House district he lives in?
        I’m feeling lazy.

        • Craig Howell

          According to the Constitution, you don’t have to live in a particular Congressional District to represent its voters in the House of Representatives. You merely have to live in the same state. So Roy could pick out the Jesusiest part of Alabama, push aside whatever redneck Republican is already in that seat, and he’s in!

          • clay

            That would be the 4th District, home to at least one of his three houses, currently held by Robert Anderholt, (R, TeaBagger), who campaigned for him.

    • JCF

      Don’t forget, “she was asking for it.”

  • carrot festival

    He then fell to the floor in a tantrum, kicking his heels and holding his breath.

  • Jamie Brewer

    I can only hope Moores supporters mortgage their houses, cash out their retirement accounts, and send all their spare change to Roy Moore to fund this recall actions. Any leftover funds will go into his Jesus fund….

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    Sending him thoughts and prayers ….

  • Michael R

    Who better deserves to “suffer irreparable harm” ?

  • JT

    This is the moron who thinks the country is a theocracy. His connection with reality is very tenuous.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • irony is so dead. he probably knows some election fraud professionals who work for the rethug party who systematically deny minorities their right to vote via all sorts of methods. and so he can’t imagine the dems aren’t doing exactly the same thing. projection, thy name is republican. dood, you lost. get over yourself, Felicia.

  • Michael R

    Is Putin advising him too ?

    • glass

      He is advising him, but Moore cannot read Putin’s last message in Cyrillic, Ты проиграла!
      Which says… You Lost!

  • ceeenbee

    Obviously there was voter fraud. roy was annointed by gawd. There can be no other reason for his loss.

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist

    Wait a minute. I thought the election result was going to be “God’s will.”

    These are the first words out of his mouth

    • Tawreos

      It was god’s will right up until the moment he lost then it was the work of satan.

    • Steverino

      More Alabama voters gave him thoughts and prayers rather than votes.

    • Buford

      I assume he’s wearing that letterman’s jacket to help him pick up high school chicks…?

    • sfbob

      Word to Roy Boy: It IS God’s will.

  • Jeff Breeze

    Ok someone needs to be a grownup and accept defeat

  • GayOldLady
  • Tawreos

    He can’t handle that his firm convictions that god wanted him to win didn’t mean shit.

    • GayOldLady

      He can’t handle that it did mean shit.

      • Todd20036

        He can’t handle that shit was mean to him

        • Tawreos

          He can’t handle that he is shit

          • Stan Mcmann

            He loves to eat shit.

    • JCF

      He can’t handle that his firm convictions about god are 180 degrees OFF.

  • Bluto

    god works in mysterious ways, muthafucka. Get over it.

  • carrot festival

    He’s just upset because the consolation gift is an in-store gift certificate at the Gadsden Mall.

  • Tawreos

    I am surprised he hasn’t blamed homosexuals for making god mad enough to not let him win.

    • canoebum

      The day is young.

  • Frostbite

    Doesn’t he know teenagers aren’t allowed to vote?

    • clay

      And here I was going to go with — “Doesn’t he know teenagers have been allowed a say since 1971?”

  • Jack

    Moore has always exemplified grace in the face of defeat. Not.

    Has he removed his stuff from the office he used to occupy at that Alabama Supreme Court?

  • AtticusP

    What a surprise! A whine from a cheesy cracker.

    • TuuxKabin

      Far better use of her image. Thank you.

  • Ninja0980

    No one thought he would give up that easily would he?

    • Cuberly Deux

      He’s gotta play-out that quest for martyrdom.

  • DaddyRay

    Moore probably thinks the African American votes should only be counted as 3/5ths of a vote.

    • Stogiebear

      Don’t fret. Our “constitutional originalists” are working on that.

    • JCF

      Um, Moore almost certainly believes that African Americans shouldn’t be allowed to vote! [except maybe a token or 3]

  • Uncle Mark

    Sorry Roy. I guess God & Alabama aren’t that really into you.

  • Michael White

    Die fucker and put us out of our misery of seeing and hearing you.

  • Mr. M

    “If the election is prematurely certified, Mr. Moore’s lawyers wrote, he will ‘suffer irreparable harm'” – one can only hope as much for the bigot!

    • Michael White

      Tnere is not enough that could happen to him to make up for all the harm he has done to the nation. The state of alabama desirves all it has received from him as he was voted in over and over despite how henious he is.

  • lymis

    So, essentially, a REPUBLICAN is suing because anyone whose opponents make false claims about them should automatically win the election.

    In related news, the family of irony thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Irony is intensive care and they are cautiously optimistic that irony may survive.

  • yetanotherLaura

    Well, of course he complained! After all, they let all them black folks vote, didn’t they? Are you sure they all passed the test to vote and paid their poll tax? If not, then there certainly *was* “systematic voter fraud”!

  • BearEyes

    as sore a loser as one would expect from ole Roy.

  • carrot festival
  • Ginger Snap

    Not “voter fraud” you are just a loser Moore accept it and live with it.

  • jimbo65

    “He will suffer irreparable harm.” Oh stop, my sides…

    • Ben in Oakland

      If only!

  • Stogiebear

    “… details of the purported irregularities … were substantiated … by three election experts.”

    Yeah, right: Joe Bob Ku; Billy Bob Klux; and, Bubba Bob Klan.

  • Clive Johnson

    I love it. The same compulsive dishonesty through which Moore sees himself, the Bible and the world, is no doubt at play here. If you don’t already share Moore’s extremely rigid dogmatism that allows him to ignore facts, then you’re not apt to be persuaded by his delusions.

    This reminds me of the same sex marriage debate in the courts. Conservatives were awash in their urban legends, misinformation, and fallacies about SSM. Unable to take a self-critical stance outside their organic and instinctive view of the world and, as always, radically overestimating the degree of public support for their position, they took their poor reasoning into the courts. To no one else’s surprise they got hammered.

  • ColdCountry

    “suffer irreparable harm”? Oh, I hope so! He is, to quote Bill Maher, a “whiny little bitch.”

  • ajchar has a link to the court filing and I looked through it and checked the names of the “”experts”: Richard Charnin, James Condit JR, and Phil Evans. Didn’t recognize the names but checked online, the first two are definitely nut jobs, didn’t see much on Evans. His lawyer Trenton Garman who filed the complaint is a personal injury lawyer. I guess old Roy had to do something in order to send out another fundraising letter!

    • JAKvirginia

      He went to Law-R-Us.

      • ajchar

        Close, he went to law school in Birmingham, AL 🙂

        I saw just one link that said his law license had a suspension in 2014, if the link was correct he lied about being a preacher to parents of a recently dead child while ambulance chasing. Impressive election law skills!

        • JAKvirginia

          Sorry. I meant he went to Law-R-Us to find his lawyers. 🙂

          • ajchar

            That, too. He’s actually the official campaign lawyer, one with such impressive TV interview skills:


          • trouble94114

            Well at least Garmon could save money on billboard advertising by just using a Sharpie to write his phone number on his forehead and stand by I-65 for a couple of hours per day.

          • JCF

            I loved this interview: Velshi, interrupting [the racism] coldly, “where ya going w/ this?”

  • TheManicMechanic

    In this case the voter fraud by Republicans didn’t go far enough to prevent Jones from winning. See also Karl Rove in disbelief when Obama won and they were so sure they had everything in place to prevent it.

  • Cuberly Deux

    “If the election is prematurely certified, Mr. Moore’s lawyers wrote, he will “suffer irreparable harm”…

    Harm? Like how his cult will be proven wrong? That he wasn’t destined to win the election?

    • fuow

      More likely, the true events these women have been telling about will be verified.

  • netxtown

    fraud? you mean he’s gonna tell us how he rigged machines to vote for him but somebody must have re-rigged them not to? or maybe, he will tell how the ruskies rigged the machines for a republican win – and being that he didn’t win, then it was rigged?

  • Natty Enquirer

    A predictable move by Miss Congeniality.

  • DesertSun59

    The GOP is governed first and foremost by projection.

    So, it’s completely obvious to anyone who tracks this sort of thing that Moore knew the election was already rigged in his favor and is now pissed off that he didn’t win.

    It’s called ELECTION fraud. It’s never VOTER fraud.

  • clay

    Hey, Moore-on, irregularly high voter turn-out just means they hate, you, they really, really hate you, you crinkly old asshole! Retire!

  • olandp

    Roy, did you ever consider that God lied when he told you you would win? Now he’s laughing really hard at you too!

  • IDavid

    That sooooo has to hurt losing to his opponent who has a gay son who is “thrilled” Roy Moore lost.

  • Dayglo

    Beat it, you backwoods hillbilly kid toucher. You weren’t even fit to be an Alabama senator. Think about that, Cletus.

  • fuow

    Yeah, the conservatives never give up. Ever.
    when they are in the wrong.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Dude, just let it go. You LOST! Piss off.

  • Rick Zajac

    It’s easier to get rid of bedbugs than this idiot.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
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  • JCF
  • Canadian Observer

    I am assuming it is a “cultural” thing – Moore’s doing his best to demonstrate he is still the best Confederate Southern candidate by refusing to accept his loss. I am also assuming he expects small towns throughout Alabama to erect statues in his honour over the next hundred years or so. /s

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Roy Moore, to paraphrase his idol George Wallace:
    A loozuh nayaow…
    a loozuh duhmorruh…
    a loozuh fuh evvuh!.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    The more he screams, wails and carries on like a toddler screaming “Mine! Mine! Mine!” the more voters will be completely turned off by all Republicans.

  • .
    “potential election fraud that improperly altered the outcome of this election.”

    It’s proper only when Republicans do it?