13 December 2017: Update – Roy Moore Loses Alabama Senate ElectionIt looks like Roy Moore has lost – also see Why the Alabama State Election is Important for the Spread Betting Markets
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!
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28 September 2017: The Moore the Merrier? Not This TimeAnd we’re off topic again. Sorry.
But if you’ve been wondering why we keep hearing about the goings on in Alabama, here’s another Donald-centric issue.
This time it’s Roy Moore beating the Trump-backed Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican Senate primary.
Now a Republican Senate primary doesn’t normally hit the news in the UK but this one did for a couple reasons:
- Trump‘s man lost – and that’s always funny
- The man he lost to, Roy Moore, makes many a Republican Senator look like they’re a member of the Labour party
According to the Guardian:
Moore had previously been removed as Alabama’s chief justice two times. The first time was when he refused to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments that he installed in the state courthouse. Wow.OK… he’s an old school right-wing bigot.
The second time was for refusing to implement the US supreme court ruling legalising gay marriage.
But the Guardian was being a bit kind when it came to Moore being anti-gay. Also, Moore is clearly a daft racist too.
Here’s 8 minutes of Trevor Noah giving a summary of the vote, Trump’s reaction and then some truly amazing footage of the man who’s likely to become a Senator for Alabama.
Part 1: Getting Trump’s Backing:
Part 2: The Result and who is Roy Moore:
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