Roy Moore releases video explaining why he still won't concede
It was a result that shocked many and pleased even more - Republican Roy Moore was defeated in the US Senate race in Alabama by Democrat Doug Jones in an extremely tight contest. Moore, 70, who is facing several allegations of sexual misconduct (which he denies), lost to Jones by a slim 1.5 percent margin. However, despite the contest being over, Moore has refused to concede defeat, saying: "The battle rages on."
In a five-minute video, which was uploaded to YouTube, Moore quotes the Bible, former US President Abraham Lincoln, and fires back at those people who didn't vote for him. Mr. Moore condemned "abortion, sodomy and materialism" for the defeat and said that he was staying in the race because the "heart and soul of the country is at stake."
"Many do not share the vision of those who built this country," he said. "Today we no longer recognise the universal truth that God is the author of our life and liberty."
"Abortion, sodomy and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
He continued: "We have stopped prayers at schools. We have murdered over 60 million of our unborn children. We have redefined marriage and destroyed the basis of family."
"We have even begun to recognise the right of a man to claim to be a woman, and vice versa."
Moore continued, saying that the US was currently "in a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilisation and our religion".
"The battle rages on. In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots," he added.
"This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the Secretary of State."
In winning the recent election, Mr. Jones became the first Democrat elected to the US Senate from Alabama in 25 years. It's thought that his landmark victory may potentially open the doors for his party to retake the chamber during the congressional elections that are set to take place next year.
In the video, Moore was quick to point out what he believes is wrong with America as a country, with him saying:
"Immorality sweeps over our land, even our political process has been affected with baseless and false allegations which have become more relevant than the true issues which affect our country."
Moore currently denies all of the sexual allegations that are aimed at him and repeatedly opposed all calls for him to drop out of the race for Senate, even from those people within his own party.
President Donald Trump, who frequently backed Moore through his campaign, has congratulated Mr Jones on his victory. However, despite the fact that he has told his supporters to back Moore, he claims that he always knew the candidate would lose.
To me, this looks very much like a 70-year-old man throwing his toys out of the pram after not getting his own way. Just accept defeat, Roy. Just accept defeat and move on.