npr.org – By Jessica Taylor – Suffice it to say, Roy Moore just can’t let it go. More than two weeks after the Alabama Republican Senate nominee lost the state’s special election to Democrat Doug Jones by about 20,000 votes, Moore not only has yet to concede but filed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud — just hours before the election was set to be certified. On Thursday, a judge rejected the lawsuit. The certification of Jones as the winner went on as planned.
Moore’s defiance shouldn’t come as a surprise. He resisted entreaties by national Republicans to exit the race after the contest was roiled by accusations from multiple women who say Moore sexually assaulted or pursued them romantically when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.