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Roy Moore Refuses To Concede Despite Trump Urging Him To Do So

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
Despite calls by President Trump and others, Roy Moore refuses to concede the Alabama Senate election.

President Trump on Friday said that it's time for Republican Roy Moore to accept Democrat Doug Jones' win in Tuesday's Alabama Senate election.
However, Moore has refused to concede so far.
In fact, according to The Hill, he sent an email to his supporters on Friday saying the "battle is NOT OVER," and requested donations for an "elections integrity fund," aimed at finding instances of voter fraud. 
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told the Associated Press even though his office has looked at potential voting irregularities, "we have not discovered any that have been proven factual in nature."
While speaking with reporters, Trump shared his thoughts on the election, saying Moore "should [concede]...He tried. Always, I want to support the person running. We need the seat...but as far as Moore is concerned, I'd certainly say he should."
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also commented on the matter during a press briefing on Thursday.
Sanders said that Trump "likes Doug Jones and looks forward to meeting him in person and hopes that he will come and follow through on his commitment to work with the president on some things that they agree on."
In regard to whether that amounts to an acknowledgment that the election results are legitimate, Sanders commented, "I think the numbers reflect that and I think the president's outreach shows that." 
The day Jones was declared the winner of the election, Moore said in a video address to his supporters, "When the vote is this close, it's not over," and mentioned that he intended to have the ballots recounted, reports the Huffington Post.
Results from Tuesday show Jones won by a margin of 1.5%. 
While narrow, the margin does exceed the state's threshold for an automatic recount. 
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