Democrat Jones asks court to toss Moore lawsuit

Doug Jones speaking at Pepper Place in Birmingham, December 5, 2017 (

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.

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