Former Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday declined to concede the race to Democrat Doug Jones, telling a crowd of supporters, “it’ not over.”
Moore made the remark shortly after Jones’ victory speech. The former judge lamented he’s been “painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light,” before repeating a Bible verse about “waiting patiently for the lord.”
Roy Moore’s non-concession speech was awkward. He played the victim and stammered about the Bible. pic.twitter.com/yflNb8Arif
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 13, 2017
Speaking with Fox News host Shannon Bream, Bret Baier shaded Moore’s non-concession speech.
“There are other Bible versus that say, ‘It’s over,’” Baier said. “I think the numbers that we’re looking at … it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get to that half-percent.”
“Eventually, I think you’re going to see from the Moore campaign, a concession.”
Alabama law requires an automatic recount if the vote is within half a percentage point. As CNN’s Jake Tapper explained, Jones’ current leader is three times that threshold.
“The people of Alabama have spoken,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a Republican, Tapper, adding it would be “highly unlikely” for anyone but Jones to be seated as the next state senator.
Keep “waiting patiently for the lord.”