Democrat Jones asks court to toss Moore lawsuit
MONTGOMERY, Ala. —
Democrat Doug Jones is asking a judge to toss Roy Moore's last-minute lawsuit seeking to overturn Jones' historic win in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate.
Jones filed a motion Thursday in Montgomery Circuit court asking a judge to dismiss Moore's complaint. Attorney Joe Espy wrote that Moore has no legal ground for asking the court to block Jones' win.
Moore filed a lawsuit Wednesday raising broad claims of election fraud. He asked a judge to stop the state from declaring Jones the winner. The election results will be certified at 1 p.m. CST. Thursday unless blocked by a judge.
Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes to become the first Alabama Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate in 25 years.