Governor Kay Ivey said Saturday that there are no plans to postpone the U.S. Senate election in which the Republican candidate, Roy Moore, faces allegations of sexual misconduct. Ivey said, “I am not considering and have no plans to move the special election for U.S. Senate.” The special election will be Dec. 12. The winner of the race will take the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
A memorial service is being planned for an unidentified infant who was found dead at the county landfill on Nov. 12, 1982, 35 years ago. The service will be Wednesday in Columbiana, in Shelby County, where the girl was buried. “Baby Doe” is what authorities called the baby girl since an investigation failed to identify the baby or her family. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reopened the case in 2013.
Roy Moore now says he will sue the Washington Post over the allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago. Pressure is mounting on Moore to resign his candidacy in the race just four weeks before Election Day. Even from inside the Republican Party however, Moore assured supporters Sunday night in a Huntsville gym that the Washington Post story was “fake news.”