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Special election could be certified early despite Moore's claims of voter fraud

The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office said the U.S. Senate special election could be certified as early as Dec. 26 despite Roy Moore’s refusal to concede.

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 6:10 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2017 7:22 PM

The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office said the U.S. Senate special election could be certified as early as Dec. 26 despite Roy Moore’s refusal to concede.

Moore's camp is waiting on provisional ballots and military votes to shrink the margin of victory in hopes of possibly triggering an automatic recount.

Photo: Judge Roy Moore / Facebook, Photo: The Washington Post

Moore is not stopping there. He told supporters in an email that his campaign is collect funds as well as proof of voter fraud to send to the Secretary of State’s Office, because as he stated in the letter “this battle is NOT OVER!"

In the letter Moore suggested multiple "reports of voter fraud and other irregularities at polling locations throughout the state." It goes on to say his "campaign team is busy collecting numerous reported cases of voter fraud and irregularities for the Secretary of State's office."

WAAY 31 contacted Secretary of State John Merrill, and he says his office has received accusations of voter fraud, as his office tends to receive after each election. No allegations have proven to be true so far, but his office has not received any from the Moore campaign as of yet.

All 67 Alabama counties have until Friday to send their final numbers to include casted votes, write-ins, absentee, military and provisional ballots to Montgomery.

If the margin of victory shrinks enough to 0.5 percent once all final numbers are in, it will trigger an automatic recount. If Moore’s campaign requests a recount, it would happen after the race is certified by the state.

The Secretary of State's Office has until Jan 3 to certify the election, but Merrill told WAAY 31 the office could have the certified results as early as Dec 26.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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