One of GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore’s accusers admitted Friday that she had doctored a yearbook inscription attributed to the Alabama nominee, saying “he did sign it” but noting she had added the “date and place.”
According to Fox News, Beverly Young Nelson confirmed she had altered the infamous yearbook note, but did not specify a reason or motive behind her actions. The woman insists that Moore wrote and signed the message, but admits she had “made notes to it.”
Nelson produced the yearbook inscription as proof that Judge Roy Moore had pursued a sexual relationship with her while she was a teenager. Her attorney Gloria Allred has scheduled a press conference for Friday afternoon.
Nelson is just one of several accusers who claim the Alabama Senate nominee had inappropriate sexual relationships with the women while they were teenagers nearly 40 years ago.
Moore denies the allegations, saying he never signed Nelson’s yearbook.
The 70-year-old nominee hopes to win Alabama’s special election on December 12th, filling the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he left Congress to join the Trump administration as Attorney General.
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Voters in Alabama head to the polls December 12th to decide which candidate will go on to fill the seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The race made national headlines last month when multiple women came forward and accused Moore of inappropriate sexual behavior nearly 40 years ago while the women were teenagers.
Recent polling shows Moore ahead by five-points, with Democrat Doug Jones close behind in second place.
SHOCK POLL: Roy Moore UP by Six-Points in Alabama Race
A new shock poll obtained by Breitbart news shows Alabama GOP Senate Hopeful Roy Moore clinging to a six-point lead over Democrat Doug Jones, holding the slight advantage after the judge’s recent allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with minors rocked the highly-watched Congressional race.
“The poll from WT&S Consulting of 11,641 likely voters conducted from November 18 to November 20, with a margin of error of 1.2 percent, has Moore at 46.4 percent—towering six points over Jones, who is stuck down at 40.5 percent—while 13.1 percent are undecided,” writes Breitbart.
“This survey shows Roy Moore tracking down slightly since the allegations were released by the Washington Post but still holding a 5.9 percent lead,” said the pollster behind the survey.
The Alabama Senate race to fill a seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions was thrust into the national spotlight this month, when multiple women came forward accusing Roy Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them while they were teenagers.
The judge vehemently denies the allegations, saying the initial Washington Post article was a political hit job.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other establishment Republicans have urged Moore to drop out of the race, and publicly floated the idea of running the Attorney General as a write-in candidate should the judge step-down.