If the charges against Judge Roy Moore become substantiated, the Governor of Alabama has one possible option that would allow her to delay the election. What the GOP is dealing with is that under the laws, Judge Moore cannot be removed from the ballot within 76 days of the election. That would almost guarantee the Democrat opponent the Senate seat. The other thought is that the GOP establishment has found a way to get Roy Moore out of their hair.
As Written By Summer Meza for Newsweek:
Republicans want Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to delay the December 12 special election in order to buy time to deal with the embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Some members of the GOP are reportedly floating the idea of a delay as a strategy to get Moore’s name off the ballot, according to The New York Times.
Without the delay, it would be too late to remove Moore from the ballot, because Alabama state law requires candidates to withdraw at least 76 days before an election. With only a month to go until voters go to the polls, Moore would thus remain a candidate despite allegations of sexual misconduct. The Washington Postreported the story of Leigh Corfman, who said Moore kissed her and touched her inappropriately in 1979, when she was 14 years old. The investigation also included testimonies from three other women who said Moore pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers.
Moore denied the report, saying that he has never known Corfman, and that her claims are politically motivated. But in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Moore was unable to definitively reject the idea he had dated teenagers during his…….
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