Moore files complaint to delay election certification

Published 2:02 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Roy Moore campaign filed a complaint Wednesday to have the election certification delayed “until a full investigation of voter fraud is conducted,” according to a statement from his campaign issued shortly after 11 Wednesday night.

The complaint includes affidavits from three “national election integrity experts” who claim election fraud occurred and a statement from Moore saying he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are “completely false.”

Moore has not conceded the election more than two weeks after he was defeated by Democrat Doug Jones.

“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” Moore said. “We call on Secretary of State Merrill to delay certification until there is a thorough investigation of what three independent election experts agree took place: election fraud sufficient to overturn the outcome of the election.”

Merrill was slated to certify the results today.

The complaint was filed in the Montgomery Circuit Court Wednesday on behalf of Roy S. Moore and Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate, according to the campaign statement.