Roy Moore raised some eyebrows on Tuesday night when he refused to concede to his Democratic opponent in the hotly contested Alabama Senate race.
Democrat Doug Jones was projected the winner of the race on by a 49.9 percent to 48.4 margin with 99 percent of precincts reporting, CNN reported.
“When the vote is this close, it is not over,” Moore told supporters. “We’ve still got to go by the rules about this recount provision and the secretary of state has explained it to us and we’re expecting that the press will go up there and talk to them to find out what the situation is.”
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Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told CNN on Tuesday night that a mandatory recount only occurs when the vote differential is less than one-half of a percentage point. Jones was leading Moore by 1.5 percent with 99 percent of the votes counted. However, any candidate can call for a recount if they pay for the effort, he added.
Merrill also indicated that he would find it highly unlikely that the vote would be overturned. CNN anchor Jake Tapper agreed that barring some major unforeseen circumstance it appears Jones’s victory will be certified.
Source: Conservative Daily