Doug Jones Officially Wins Alabama Senate Race…..(See below)
Roy Moore need’s to understand that he’s lost ANOTHER one….
He lost to a Democrat…
The people of the state made their choice…
The Deomcrats gain one more US Senator to make the count 51/49 GOP majority margin down one….
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Thursday that Democrat Doug Jones will be certified as the next senator from Alabama within hours despite a last-minute lawsuit filed by Jones’s Republican opponent, Roy Moore.
Jones defeated Moore by 1.5 percentage points in the Dec. 12 special election, but Moore’s campaign has refused to concede, raising questions about possible voter fraud and filing a complaint late Wednesday.
Merrill told CNN that the complaint won’t delay Jones from joining the Senate.
“What you were asking me is will this affect anything. The short answer to that is no,” Merrill said in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
“Doug Jones will be certified at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 1 p.m. Central Time. … We will sign the documents certifying him as the senator for the state of Alabama. He will be sworn in by Vice President Pence on the 3rd of January when the Senate returns.”
Alabama officials certified the special Senate election results Thursday, officially declaring Democrat Doug Jones the winner.
Jones is expected to be sworn into office on Jan. 3, his spokesman confirmed. He will be the first Democratic senator to represent Alabama in 25 years….