Sexual misconduct allegations involving a minor, which reportedly occurred 38 years ago, are being levied against state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) as the special US Senate election moves toward the last 30 days before the December 12th vote. Judge Moore denies the accusations and blames the Washington Post for spreading untruths about him for political gain. Recent polls continue to find Moore leading ex-US Attorney Doug Jones (D) with a margin greater than ten points.
JMC Analytics announced they will immediately go into the field to test the Moore situation and release their results before Sunday night. Alabama Republicans appear to be standing behind Moore. Washington Republicans are calling on him to step down if the allegations are true. Since we are inside of 76 days before the election, and some absentee ballots have already been mailed, there is no legal way to remove Moore’s name though some are suggesting that Sen. Luther Strange (R), who lost the Republican nomination earlier in the year, could run a write-in effort.
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