Merrill is 'extraordinarily confident' in election results despite Moore lawsuitRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Dec 28 2017 12:26 PM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says he is “extraordinarily confident” that the Senate election was very professional, competent and a direct yield to the results of how the people voted.
Late Wednesday, Moore filed a lawsuit to try and stop Alabama from certifying Jones as the winner. Moore’s attorney wrote a wide-ranging complaint suggesting “irregularities” during the election and asked for a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.
One of the claims of the lawsuit deals with voter turnout. The lawsuit says 20 precincts in Jefferson County had “implausible” turnout and that Moore performed much worse than most Republicans. Merrill says he hasn’t received any evidence of voter fraud from those areas.