Tag Archives: Doug Jones

ALABAMA: GOP-Run State House Approves Bill To Do Away With Special Elections For US Senate Vacancies

CBS News reports: The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to do away with special elections for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats and instead let the governor’s appointee serve for up to two years. Instead of calling a special election, the governor’s would appoint an interim replacement who would serve in the U.S. Senate until the next statewide ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Swears In Two New Democrats

Talking Points Memo reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden will escort Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) to his swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday morning, according to CNN and local reports from Alabama. While the state colleague typically accompanies a new senator to the swearing-in ceremony, Jones did not ask Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) to attend, AL.com and WAAY TV reported Tuesday evening. ...

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Roy Moore’s Jewish Lawyer Voted For Doug Jones (And Had Been Hired Due To Caleb Moore’s Drug Charges)

LOLinfinityLOL. The Washington Examiner reports: The Jewish attorney who Roy Moore’s wife touted employing in an attempt to fight off claims of anti-Semitism is actually a longtime friend and supporter of Senator-elect Doug Jones, who defeated Moore last month. Richard Jaffe is an Alabama defense attorney hired by the Moores to defend their son, Caleb Moore, against drug charges in ...

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Alabama Officials Certify That Roy Moore Is A Loser

The New York Times reports: Alabama officials on Thursday unhesitatingly pushed aside a legal challenge from Roy S. Moore and certified Doug Jones as the winner of this month’s Senate election. The action, during a brief meeting at the State Capitol, was essentially the state’s final step before the seating of the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Alabama Officials To Certify That Roy Moore Is A Loser

The Associated Press reports: Alabama election officials say they will certify Democratic candidate Doug Jones’ upset victory over Republican rival Roy Moore next week. The Alabama Secretary of State announced in a statement Friday that the election results would be finalized next Thursday. Moore has not conceded the race. In a Thursday fundraising letter to his supporters, Moore said he ...

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McConnell Mocks “Political Genius” Steve Bannon For Losing A Senate Seat In America’s “Reddest State”

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a holiday season press conference Friday to deliver a lump of coal to Steve Bannon, mocking the former White House adviser’s “political genius” for costing Republicans an Alabama Senate seat. McConnell, R-Ky., made the remark 10 days after the Bannon-backed Roy Moore lost a special election to Doug Jones, giving ...

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Doug Jones: Trump Should Not Resign [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) on Sunday said “we need to move on and not get distracted by” numerous women’s allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump. Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether Trump should resign because of the allegations, as some senators have called on him to do, Jones said, “I think we ...

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Doug Jones To Roy Moore: You Need To Move On

The Birmingham News reports: Senator-elect Doug Jones has a message for his Republican challenger Roy Moore: It’s time to move on. Speaking on the Today Show two days after his upset win, Jones said he is “confident” he won Tuesday night’s election, despite Moore’s refusal to concede until provisional and military votes are counted. “I understand the frustration a little ...

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Roy Moore Continues To Refuse To Concede Because Evil Sodomy Is Sweeping Across America [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: A day after losing the Senate race in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones, Roy Moore has issued a new statement refusing to concede the election until completion of the final count. But it wasn’t your typical post-election statement. It was a four-minute fire-and-brimstone video about abortion, same-sex marriage, school prayer, sodomy and “the right of a ...

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New York Daily News: Screw You, Roy Moore

From the New York Daily News: Jones’ narrow win means the Republican majority over Democrats in the Senate drops to a slim 51 to 49. It will also further galvanize the Democratic Party as it looks to build on sentiment against President Trump to mount a challenge next year to the Republican control of Congress. The bitter political battle centered ...

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Roy Moore Refuses To Concede: We Know God Is In Control And The Votes Are Still Coming In [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) refused to concede the special election Tuesday night after multiple media outlets called the race in favor of his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. “At this point, we do not have a final decision on the outcome tonight,” Moore’s campaign chairman Bill Armistead told supporters. “When the vote is this close, it is ...

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Trump: Doug Jones Won On The Write-In Votes

The Hill reports: President Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones for winning the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a close election for the open seat, becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992. The result was a major blow for Trump, who backed Moore despite a series of allegations that ...

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DOUG JONES WINS ALABAMA SENATE RACE!!!

The New York Times reports: Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the Republican, according to The Associated Press. The upset delivered an unimagined victory for ...

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LIVE THREAD: Alabama Senate Election Results

The New York Times reports: The last polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. Strong support for Roy S. Moore, the Republican, is expected in rural, mostly white parts of the state and in its northern half. The Democrat, Doug Jones, aims to create a lead in the urban counties that include Birmingham and Montgomery, and across a band of largely ...

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ALABAMA: High Voter Turnout Seen In Senate Race

The Washington Post reports: The campaign chairman for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones sounded notes of cautious optimism Tuesday afternoon as Alabama voters continued to cast ballots in a pivotal special election here. Giles Perkins said he had observed signs of high voter turnout in Jefferson and Montgomery counties — populous Democratic strongholds where Jones is trying to run up ...

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ALABAMA: Obama Records Robocall For Doug Jones

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama is adding his voice to the Alabama Senate race, imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Roy Moore as part of an aggressive effort by Democrats to try and counter President Donald Trump’s full-throated endorsement of the controversial Republican candidate. “This one’s serious,” Obama says in the call. ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore +5 In Final Poll

The Hill reports: Embattled Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is now leading his Democratic rival, Doug Jones, by 4 points, according to a new survey. A Gravis Marketing poll finds Moore has 49 percent support in the Alabama Senate race, while 45 percent support back Jones. Another 6 percent of respondents in the poll are undecided. Of those who ...

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ALABAMA: NRA Secretly Funds Anti-Doug Jones Efforts

Media Matters reports: The National Rifle Association has discreetly spent almost $55,000 against Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election, effectively supporting reported child molester and Republican candidate Roy Moore. Public Integrity’s Ashley Balcerzak reported that the NRA spent a total of $54,772.03 in December 2017 on postcards opposing Jones, according to Federal Election Commission filings. But ...

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