When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?

Doug Jones declared winner of Senate seat as Roy Moore fights

Late Wednesday, hours before the Alabama State Canvassing Board was scheduled to meet Thursday to certify Jones' victory, Moore and his campaign filed a lawsuit alleging that voter fraud had tainted the election results and requesting that certification be delayed.

Mr Moore's lawyer said the goal of the complaint was to "preserve evidence of potential election fraud and to postpone the certification of Alabama's Special Election by Secretary of State John Merrill until a thorough investigation of potential election fraud, that improperly altered the outcome of this election". "I will be an independent voice and work to find common ground with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle", he added.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is pictured shortly after certification of the special election.

"The people of Alabama have spoken and Moore lost". But the Moore campaign launched a last-minute court battle to stop state officials from certifying Jones as the victor, saying it should be delayed until a "thorough investigation of potential election fraud", according to his press release.

Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes. Jones had a lead of 20,715 in the unofficial returns and was ahead 21,924 in the certified result. Moore, 651,972, 48.3 percent and write-ins, 22,852, or 1.7 percent.

Jones is a former US attorney best known for prosecuting two Ku Klux Klansmen responsible for Birmingham's infamous 1963 church bombing.

When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?

Janet Porter, a spokeswoman for Moore's campaign, told CNN in an interview on Thursday that the challenge aimed to ensure that votes were properly counted. Moore was a twice removed from the position of chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. And he was permanently suspended a year ago for urging probate judges to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of federal court rulings.

The complaint also contained an affidavit from Moore "stating that he successfully completed a polygraph test confirming the representations of misconduct made against him during the campaign are completely false". He said Moore's complaint seemed to boil down to the belief that he should have won based on exit polling and that the high turnout, including by African-American voters, must indicate fraud.

"This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone", Moore said in a statement Wednesday. Alabama "will suffer irreparable harm" otherwise, the complaint argues, going on to urge state leaders to call a new special election.

Hasen said Moore's complaint might just be a way for him to fundraise and throw "red meat to his loyal supporters".

Moore did not say, however, whether he would seek a recount. "It's time to move on", Sam Coleman wrote in an email.

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