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Doug Jones to be certified as AL Senate race winner today

Doug Jones. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

Doug Jones will be certified the winner of this month's Alabama special Senate election, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Thursday morning, per CNN.

Why it matters: Roy Moore, who lost by 20,715 votes, has refused to concede the race after the Dec. 12 contest, despite calls from the White House to do so. In a court complaint filed on Wednesday, he raised questions about possible voter fraud and asked that a certification of the election results, confirming Jones as the winner, be delayed.