It's been weeks since the election, and Roy Moore has still refused to step aside.
At first, he sought a recount. Doug Jones won by about 20,000 votes, which is a slim margin, but not recount-slim.
Then, about a week after the election, Moore sent an email to supporters asking for donations to his “Election Integrity Program” that would investigate alleged “reports of potential voter fraud.”
The guy was getting desperate.
At this point, even Donald Trump said that Roy Moore should concede.
When you agree with Donald Trump, you know something is wrong.
But Moore refused to take the advice of the president who endorsed him (who is also a sexual predator — funny how that happens).
On Wednesday, December 27, Roy Moore filed a lawsuit that tried to block state officials from declaring Doug Jones the official winner of the election. It really was pitiful.
On Thursday the 28th, the court rejected his request to block certification of the election results, and Doug Jones was — despite Moore’s best (read: sad, disgusting) efforts — certified the winner of the Alabama U.S. Senate race.
Roy Moore still hasn’t conceded, and it’s unclear if he ever will at this point. But props to the good people of Alabama (especially black women) for making sure that gently (or not gently), Roy Moore retreats into that good night.