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Doug Jones calls on Roy Moore to concede: ‘It’s time to move on’

Thirty-six hours after his stunning victory in Alabama, Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones says he can understand Roy Moore’s unwillingness to accept the election results. But Jones says it is time for his Republican opponent to concede the race.

“I understand the frustration a little bit,” Jones said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday. “But I’d say, look, it’s time to move on. I mean every race is tough. It’s bitter sometimes. But this is one where the people of Alabama have spoken.”

Jones defeated Moore in Tuesday’s special election, a win that sent shockwaves throughout the GOP. But Moore, who was strongly backed by President Trump, is refusing to admit defeat.

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