Moore Regains Lead in Polls, Blames LGBTQ Community & Socialists for Misconduct Allegations

Thursday November 30, 2017

Embattled GOP candidate for Alabama's open US Senate seat Roy Moore took to finger-pointing Monday by blaming Democrats and the LGBTQ community for the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him.

Buzzfeed reports that during a campaign stump at the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Alabama Wednesday night, Moore continued to deny multiple accusations that he was sexually aggressive towards women who he pursued as teenagers while he was in his thirties.

Calling his accusers "false and malicious," Moore turned his ire to progressives and the LGBTQ community, who he claims cooked up the stories to ruin his campaign.

"When I say they who are 'they?'" he told the clapping congregation. "They're liberals. They don't hold conservative values. They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God and the government is our God. They're the Washington establishment...who don't want to lose their power."

While the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore that dominated the headlines this month opened up an eight-point lead for his Democratic challenger Doug Jones, those tables have recently turned. According to Vox, two separate polls released this week by Change Research and Emerson College show that Moore has regained his lead with five points on Jones.

According to a US News and World Reports survey of Best States for Education, Alabama ranks 47th.