Roy Moore Refuses to Concede in Alabama Senate Election

Alabama Republican Roy Moore refused to concede his loss in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate election after Democrat Doug Jones was projected to win, telling supporters “it’s not over.” “It’s going to take some time,” he said. Moore’s brief comments to supporters came after Rich Hobson, his campaign manager, insisted all the votes had not been counted yet and urged Moore’s supporters to pray. Meanwhile, Jones told supporters they’d helped bring the country closer to “justice” by voting for him. “This entire race has been about dignity and respect. This campaign has been about the rule of law,” he said. Quoting 19th-century abolitionist Theodore Parker, he told supporters, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, tonight in this time and this place, you helped bend that moral arc a little closer to justice.” Wrapping up a campaign that was overshadowed by numerous sexual-misconduct allegations against Moore, Jones was more forward-thinking in his speech. Addressing his “future colleagues in Washington,” he urged them to “go ahead and fund that CHIP program before I get up there. Let’s do it for those billions of kids,” he said.