Moore Must Post A Bond Within 48 Hours If Recount - Lost By 1.43 PercentRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Dec 29 2017 8:56 AM
The State Canvassing Board — a panel made up of Gov. Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall and Secretary of State John Merrill — officially certified December’s Senate special election results on Thursday after GOP candidate Roy Moore challenged the results with a legal motion filed the night before.
Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice, did not concede the election on election night, and insisted that the election should be held again due to what he claims are statewide coordinated efforts of voter fraud.
The final challenge to the certification came Thursday morning when Moore filed a motion to delay the certification.
Moore’s complaint, filed with the Montgomery Circuit Court, alleged that the Secretary of State’s Office had not conducted a meaningful investigation into various voter fraud complaints.
Merrill said, after the Canvas meeting, that his office handled the hundreds of complaints to his office effectively.