“In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots,” Moore said. “This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state.”
In the video released Wednesday night, Moore thanks his family and supporters. He also appears to continue his campaign rhetoric, saying, “Abortion, sodomy, and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Jones is the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama, beating Republican Roy Moore amid a firestorm of allegations that the GOP candidate had sexually abused teens.
In his video, Moore appears to place some blame on accusations against him for his election loss.
“Even our political process has been affected with baseless and false allegations which have become more relevant than the issues which affect our country,” Moore said. “This election was tainted by over $50 million dollars from outside groups who want to retain power and their corrupt ideology.”
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has said it is “highly unlikely” that Jones would not be certified as the winner of the election.