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Alabama governor on Moore: ‘We don’t have the facts’

Greg Nash

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Monday she will still vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations he had a sexual encounter with a minor, saying “we don’t have the facts.”

“The election will be on December the 12th, and I will hold my judgment until we get more of the facts. People of Alabama need to know the facts,” Ivey said, according to AL.com.

“Based on what I know now, yes, I will vote for him,” she continued. “But we don’t have the facts. There may be some more facts to come out. But he is the party’s nominee.”

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Moore has been under growing pressure from Republicans to drop out of the Senate race after The Washington Post published a story detailing an account from Leigh Corfman, now 53, who said she had a sexual encounter with Moore in 1979 when she was 14 years old and he was 32.

The report also included accounts from three other women who said Moore attempted to court them around that time when they were between 16 and 18 years old. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday called for Moore to “step aside.”

When pressed about the allegations against the Republican candidate, McConnell said, “I believe the women.”

Moore fired back, saying McConnell should step aside.

Numerous lawmakers have called on Moore to step aside if the allegations are true. Some have suggested rallying a write-in campaign around Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who lost to Moore in a primary runoff in September.

The deadline for the party to remove Moore’s name from the ballot passed in October.

A poll conducted after The Washington Post story was published shows Moore holding a 10 point lead over Democratic nominee Doug Jones.

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