Roy Moore Arrives to His Alabama Voting Station on a Horse Named ‘Sassy’

GALLANT, Alabama—Roy Moore arrived to the polls here on Tuesday morning on his traditional horseback to vote in the Alabama U.S. Senate race, fielding questions from reporters on a variety of subjects. The horse’s name is reportedly Sassy. “I’m coming to the Senate, and we’ll work out our problems there,” Moore told reporters when asked to give a message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has opposed his candidacy ever since multiple women came forward alleging that Moore sexually pursued them when they were teenagers. Moore has denied the allegations, and declined to answer questions about them after voting. “I’m not talking to accusers today. I’m talking to the people of Alabama... The people will answer these allegations this evening at the vote. We’re done with that,” Moore added. The conservative firebrand also declined to answer a question from The Daily Beast about Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-AL) refusal to vote for him. He was cautiously optimistic about how the race would turn out against Doug Jones, the Democratic rival. “We can take those problems up when we get to the Senate when we win,” Moore said of an impending Senate Ethics Committee investigation if voters here send him to Washington. Moore rarely grants interviews to reporters and has kept a low public profile in recent weeks since the allegations first surfaced.

—Andrew Desiderio