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Doug Jones elected AL Senator

By Marin Smith, News Editor

Running Alabama Republican senator, Roy Moore, has been accused by eight women of sexual misconduct. Since these allegations have come out Moore has denied all accusations.
One of the women that have accused Moore of sexual assault was Leigh Corfman at age 14. At the time Moore was 32 years old and working as a district attorney. Corfman says that Moore offered to watch her as her mother attended a hearing and later asked for her phone number. The second time they were together, Moore drove her to his house and kissed her. He then took off her clothing and touched her inappropriately over her underwear, he then lead her hands over his underwear.
“I don’t know Miss Corfman from anybody. I never talked to or never had any contact with her. Allegations of sexual misconduct with her are completely false. I believe they’re politically motivated,” said Moore when interviewed with Sean Hannity.
Three of the eight women were between the ages of 16 and 18 and one of the women was 14 at the time. The other five women’s ages are unknown.
Wendy Miller was one of the nine women that had been apparently harassed by Moore. She met him when she was 14, but when she turned 16 he repeatedly asked her on dates. At the time she admits she was flattered, but as she has aged she realizes how disgusting it was for her. Just like what happened with Corfman, Moore also denied the allegation and believed it was politically motivated.
In 2011, Moore claimed that getting rid of the amendments after the 10th would “eliminate many problems.’’Getting rid of the amendments after the 10th would strip away a woman’s right to vote, it also strips away equal rights and protection to former slaves. When asked when the last time America was great again from an audience member he responded with, “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”
Kayla Moore, Moore’s wife, has said that her husband will not step down from the race. “I will not stop until they lay me in that box in the ground,” she repeated from her husband.
On Dec. 12, the votes were counted and Doug Jones won even though the polls were against him. Earlier on, Moore lead in the polls and more than four out of 10 believed that the allegations were false. At 6pm, the votes were split on the president’s job performance, 48 percent approve and 48 percent disapprove.
“I need Alabama to vote for Roy Moore….Roy Moore is the guy we need to pass the Make America Great Again agenda. Get out and vote for Roy Moore!”, said Donald Trump, President of the United States saying to get Moores polls up.
After the polls have closed, the gender gap between voters for Moore and Jones were more than half. 57 percent of women were voting for Jones and 57 percent of men voted for Moore. At 10:23 pm, it was announced Jones won a very close election with Jones having 49.92 percent of the vote, and Moore with 48.38 percent of the vote.
Even though Jones did win, Moore refuses to concede and claims that “it’s not over” and wants a recount. With Jones’ win, Republicans have only a slim majority, 51-49 in the Senate.