Despite losing the Alabama Senate race, Republican Roy Moore still says “the battle is not over” and is asking supporters to contribute to an “election integrity fund."
Moore, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, refused to concede after a tight race with Democrat Doug Jones, who received approximately 50 percent of votes on Tuesday. Moore received approximately 48 percent.
"When the vote is this close, it is not over," Moore said at his election results party Tuesday.
Moore’s campaign is attempting to report cases of voter fraud before Alabama’s secretary of state certifies the vote, sometime between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3.
The campaign issued a letter to supporters claiming its budget had “ran through” by the Tuesday's election and requested supporters contribute to raise an additional $75,000 to find “voter fraud and other irregularities at polling locations throughout the state.”
"My campaign team is busy collecting numerous reported cases of voter fraud and irregularities for the Secretary of State's office," the statement said.
President Trump, who endorsed Moore, told reporters on Friday that Moore should concede, but admitted he would have liked to have a Republican hold the seat.
“I think he should,” Trump said. “He tried. I want to support, always, I want to support the person running. We need the seat. We would like to have the seat.”
The Washington Post reported initial accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore last month. In that report, four women accused Moore of pursuing sexual and romantic relations with them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, while he was in his 30s. More women came forward with additional allegations afterwards. Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations.