A judge on Thursday rejected Roy Moore’s attempt to block the certification of his Democratic rival Doug Jones as the winner of the Alabama Senate election earlier this month, according to The Associated Press.
Moore’s lawyers filed a suit with the court late Wednesday to stop the state canvassing board from declaring Jones the winner of the race, claiming widespread voter irregularities.
Moore’s team said there should be an investigation into possible voter fraud and an eventual second election.
Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick denied the campaign’s request half an hour before the board made its final decision on the election, the AP reported.
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