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Alabama to officially end its scandal-tinged US Senate race

 

The Associated Press

 

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama election officials say they will certify Democratic candidate Doug Jones' upset victory over Republican rival Roy Moore next week. 

 

The Alabama Secretary of State announced in a statement Friday that the election results would be finalized next Thursday. 

 

Jones defeated Moore on Dec. 12 to become the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter-century. Moore was besieged by decades-old accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls when he was in his 30s. He has denied the allegations. 

 

Moore has not conceded the race. In a Thursday fundraising letter to his supporters, Moore said he needs donations to investigate what he calls reports of fraud and irregularities in the election.

 

 

 

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