The GOP has their hand full with Alabama’s Senate candidate, R-Judge Roy Moore, and his sexual misconduct allegations. While most senators are calling for his removal of the candidate, by law, Moore’s name cannot be pulled from the ballot just 76 days from the election.
If the allegations against Moore come to fruition the Governor of Alabama does have the ability to delay the elections. However, if Moore is guilty and remains the only candidate on the ballot he almost certainly guarantees the Senate seat to the opposition.
Republicans want Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to delay the December 12 special election in order to buy time to deal with the embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Some members of the GOP are reportedly floating the idea of a delay as a strategy to get Moore’s name off the ballot, according to The New York Times.
Without the delay, it would be too late to remove Moore from the ballot, because Alabama state law requires candidates to withdraw at least 76 days before an election. With only a month to go until voters go to the polls, Moore would thus remain a candidate despite allegations of sexual misconduct. The Washington Post reported the story of Leigh Corfman, who said Moore kissed her and touched her inappropriately in 1979 when she was 14 years old. The investigation also included testimonies from three other women who said Moore pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers.
Moore denied the report, saying that he has never known Corfman and that her claims are politically motivated. But in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Moore was unable to definitively reject the idea…