The ballots for the Dec. 12 special election are already printed, and many absentee voters have already submitted theirs. Republicans were scrambling to figure out whether Sen. Luther Strange, who now holds the seat, could run as a write-in candidate against Democrat Doug Jones.
The statute of limitations for prosecuting Moore has long passed. The age of legal consent in Alabama is 16. Under the law in Alabama in 1979 and today, a person who is at least 19 years old who has sexual contact with someone older than 12 and younger than 15 has committed sexual abuse in the second degree. Sexual contact is defined as touching of sexual or intimate parts. The crime is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
The woman said that the sexual events happened twice at Moore's house. He told her how pretty she was and kissed her. Subsequently, Moore took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes and touched her with her underwear still on. He maneuvered her hand to touch him on top of his underwear.
Three other women have come forward to accuse Moore of chasing after them when they were teenagers. History would indicate that there are 'others'. Some, for a variety of reasons, will chose to remain out of sight.
We really cannot afford to have a person of this character voting on our laws in the United States Senate, and that's the truth !!!