Alabama to Officially End Its Scandal-Tinged US Senate Race

In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, photo, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones speaks to reporters after voting in Mountain Brook, Ala. Photo: AP/John Bazemore
In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, photo, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones speaks to reporters after voting in Mountain Brook, Ala.

December 22, 2017 03:20 PM

Alabama election officials say they will certify Democratic candidate Doug Jones' upset victory over Republican rival Roy Moore next week.

The Alabama Secretary of State announced in a statement Friday that the election results would be finalized next Thursday.

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RELATED: Democrat Doug Jones Wins election to US Senate from Alabama

Jones defeated Moore on Dec. 12 to become the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter-century. Moore was besieged by decades-old accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls when he was in his 30s. He has denied the allegations.

RELATED: Moore Not Conceding Alabama Senate Race to Jones

Moore has not conceded the race. In a Thursday fundraising letter to his supporters, Moore said he needs donations to investigate what he calls reports of fraud and irregularities in the election.

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