LOS ANGELES, December 13, 2017: In an election as close as Alabama’s Roy Moore v. Doug Jones contest, it is only natural to double check the results.
Making sure that America’s elections are accurate is the right thing to do. Mistakes do happen, people do tire, and machines do malfunction. There are all sorts of things that could cause the count to be inaccurate.
If his opponent is not worried that the results may be false, why should Roy Moore be worried about asking for a recount?
A recount provision ensures free and fair elections.
According to Alabama law, If any candidate in a general election or any statewide ballot measure is defeated by not more than 0.5% of the total votes cast for the office or the measure, a recount is automatically held.
Reports indicate that the current margin is 1.5% with 98% of the votes counted.
Moore can certainly request a recount under the same statute using the candidate option. The law states:
Any person with standing to contest the election (for specified grounds) may petition the canvassing authority for a recount of any or all precinct returns. See Section 17-16-21(a).
Second Roy Moore probably won the election. Here is why.
Mainstream media has had a bone to pick with the GOP.
Quite frankly they, the mainstream media, threw everything including the kitchen sink at Roy. It was downright brutal. Yet Moore just kept on coming. As one allegation against Moore was proven false they came up with another one. Then another one, and yet another one.
And none of the stories could ever point to why his opponent was better. Not one. Only that Roy Moore was this “bad guy”.
That’s when you know the mainstream media has a bone to pick. Because they clearly can’t point to policy to convince the public anymore. There is no perfect candidate. We all have issues, what we stand for in light of those personal issues is what makes the difference and this country so great.
Alabama was strong for Roy Moore
The turnout in Alabama was so strong for Roy Moore. Many people came out in support of Moore even after they saw how badly the media trashed him. Or that the policy issues like abortion, which Moore didn’t stand for, were too important to not vote for him.
They recognized the bias.
Yet Jones did win. By the slightest of margins. And, Democrats, if you can’t beat a candidate like Roy Moore by a landslide the majority of people in Alabama don’t really like you. The truth is the media was spewing vitriol down the necks of the electorate for weeks leading up to the election. And it was enough to keep voters home on election day.
Let’s for argument’s sake say we could erase all the negative attacks, what would the real turn have been? The God’s honest truth. There is no way his opponent would even have come close without all these negative attacks.
That means Roy has way more support logistically and clearly he better represents the electorate of his state. Regardless of the election results.