The Alabama House Minority Leader has responded to Gov. Kay Ivey's decision to not postpone the special election for the U.S. Senate seat.
Rep. Anthony Daniels, D-District 53, said Ivey's decision not to interfere with the election date is "welcome news."
"It would be very troubling indeed for anyone to delay or cancel an election — especially once the voting has commenced," Daniels said in a statement. "And in this case, both parties have held primaries and runoffs and have selected nominees."
Daniels also said interfering with elections under these types of circumstances are ill-advised and likely unconstitutional. There had been speculation that Ivey would possibly delay the election after the Washington Post reported allegations from women who said they were pursued by Roy Moore while they were teenagers and he was in his thirties. One woman said she had sexual contact with Moore when she was 14-years-old.
The candidates for the Senate election will be Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore.
"Our system of government depends on our citizens applying their wisdom and good sense to determine how this state will be represented in the US Senate," Moore said. "We learn much about ourselves and our values in elections, and this race will certainly be no exception."
The election day is Dec. 12.
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