From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY –Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Roy Moore’s last minute complaint to stop the certification of Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate seat from Alabama will not stop the process.
“Doug Jones will be certified today…at 1 p.m. Central time,” Merrill said. “The governor, Kay Ivey, our attorney general, Steve Marshall, and I will meet in the office of the Secretary of State in the executive office and we’ll sign the documents certifying him as the senator for the state of Alabama. He’ll be sworn in by Vice President Pence in January when the senate returns.”
Moore released a statement late Wednesday night saying he had filed a complaint in the Montgomery Circuit Court to delay the certification process.
Moore alleges voter fraud and asked the court to delay the certification of Jones as the winner of the senate race. He also claimed that he had taken and passed a polygraph test regarding the allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with three women.
Merrill said any citizen has the opportunity to submit an allegation of voter fraud that they have witnessed and they will be investigated.
“We have had more than 100 (allegations of voter fraud) that have been submitted to us,” Merrill said. “We’ve adjudicated more than 60 of those and we will continue to do that.”
Merrill said one complaint involved alleged voter fraud in a town that doesn’t exist.