Senate

Proposed Abortion Ban to Get Senate Vote Next Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – State senators are expected to debate Alabama’s proposed abortion ban next week. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Cam Ward said the panel will vote Wednesday following a public hearing. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he anticipates the bill being before senators Thursday. The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion. It contains…

Shutdown Due at Midnight after Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal

The Senate has adjourned without a deal on spending, an hour after the House ended its session, guaranteeing a partial government shutdown will begin at midnight Friday. Senators expect to return at noon Saturday as talks continue. Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials were on Capitol Hill late Friday trying to broker a compromise as President Donald…

Roy Moore Releases Statement Following Senate Vote Certification

Roy Moore released this statement after the Senate special election results were certified, and Doug Jones was officially declared the winner: “Election fraud experts across the country have agreed that this was a fraudulent election. Even the Secretary of State himself was forced to stop fraudulent and intimidating advertisements from an organization known as Highway 31, predominantly funded by the…

Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner in Special Senate Election

Alabama election officials have officially declared Democrat Doug Jones the winner of a special Senate election held earlier this month. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore by about 22,000 votes on Dec. 12 and became the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama. Moore was dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls that occurred decades ago. He…

Judge Rejects Roy Moore’s Attempt to Stop Election Certification

An Alabama judge has rejected Roy Moore’s attempt to stop the state from making his defeat official in Alabama’s special Senate election. Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick on Thursday denied Moore’s attempt to delay the certification of votes while Moore’s claims of voting irregularities are investigated. Democrat Doug Jones is expected to be certified as the winner Thursday afternoon. Moore…

Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result

Democrat Doug Jones is asking a judge to toss Roy Moore’s last-minute lawsuit seeking to overturn Jones’ historic win in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate. Jones filed a motion Thursday in Montgomery Circuit court asking a judge to dismiss Moore’s complaint. Attorney Joe Espy wrote that Moore has no legal ground for asking the court to block Jones’ win….

Roy Moore Fundraising for “Election Integrity Fund”

Republican Roy Moore is telling supporters “the battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race as he asks for campaign donations and any reports of voting irregularities. Moore in a Friday fundraising email asked supporters to contribute to his “election integrity fund” and tell them of any problems at the polls. Unofficial returns show that Moore lost the Senate race…

Roy Moore Releases Statement about Senate Loss; Still No Concession

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore released a statement Wednesday night about Tuesday’s special election: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 3​2​nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family​,​ for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in…

What’s Next for Roy Moore?

Roy Moore has now lost more statewide races than he’s won in Alabama, including a Senate contest that seemed within reach. So will the Republican former judge now abandon politics? Probably not. Instead, he’s discussing a possible recount and depicting himself as a victim of false child molestation allegations. Assuming the results of the special election stand, Moore could run…