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Governor Ivey not moving US Senate special election date

Governor Ivey not moving US Senate special election date

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 12:51 PM
Updated: Nov. 11, 2017 1:11 PM

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says she has no plans to move the upcoming U.S. Senate special election. The news media raised the issue after women accused GOP candidate Roy Moore about alleged incidents that supposedly happened decades ago.

Ivey communications director Josh Pendergrass said Saturday that the governor "is not considering and has no plans to move the special election for US Senate."

The special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be held Dec. 12.

Speculation had surfaced that Ivey might delay the race after a Washington Post report quoted women who said they were teenagers when Roy Moore, who was in his 30s at the time, pursued them. One woman said she had sexual contact with Moore when she was 14 years old.

Moore has denied the allegations as false and politically motivated. He faces Democrat Doug Jones in the race.

Judge Moore questions the timing of the controversy. He blames it on his political opponents.

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