President Donald Trump is urging Roy Moore to concede, as the defiant Republican candidate for the US Senate refuses to admit defeat to Democrat Doug Jones.
Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting and pursuing teenage girls decades ago, lost Alabama’s special Senate election by more than 20,000 votes on Tuesday.
“I think he should,” Trump told reporters on Friday, when asked whether Moore should concede. “He tried. I want to support, always, I want to support the person running. We need the seat. We would like to have the seat.”
Despite allegations of sexual misconduct, Trump had officially endorsed Moore and even campaigned for him in Florida.
A defiant Moore told supporters on Friday that the battle for the Alabama Senate seat was “not over.”
Moore emailed supporters asking them to contribute to his “election integrity fund” so he could look into reports of voter fraud.
The disgraced former judge said the race was…