Will Roy Moore win the Alabama Senate race?
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Will Roy Moore win the Alabama Senate race?

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After multiple women came forward accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct and assault, including an incident with a victim as young as 14 years old, many have called on the Alabama judge to drop out of the race. But in the weeks since the allegations broke, Republicans have jumped to Moore's defense, and President Trump officially endorsed him so the GOP has the votes for the final tax reform bill. Will Roy Moore win the Alabama Senate race?

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President Trump officially endorse the Alabama judge accused of sexual misconduct by at least 6 women, claiming Moore's vote would be needed to pass tax reform in the Senate.

Immediately after the news broke, the National Review Editorial Board—a traditionally conservative publication—called on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race and make room for a better candidate.

They describe the allegations as "gross" but "not criminal," and believe Moore's actions call into question whether he should be a Republican standard bearer. While acknowledging that Moore may still win the Alabama race, they argue the responsible thing would be for him to step down.

We, nonetheless, have little doubt that he will soldier on, and he might well still win in December. The better option would be to spare his party the exertions of defending him against these latest allegations (some of his colleagues have already disgraced themselves with absurd rationalizations), and back a new write-in candidate for the seat. That this would be the reasonable thing to do is one reason we assume Moore will do the opposite.
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But in a bizarre op-ed for The Federalist, Tully Borland defended Moore's penchant for underage girls and argued even if he's guilty of the accusations, Alabamans should still elect Moore.

To have a large family, the wife must start having kids when she is young. The husband needs to be well-established and able to support the family, in which case he will typically need to marry when older. 
Times have changed. But, like it or not, four decades ago Moore dated teenagers (even his wife is 14 years younger than he).

Many are outraged that Moore is still even being considered as a legitimate candidate for the Senate.

And are stunned so many Republicans are willing to brush off accusations of molestation.

But others are standing by Moore, with 29 percent of Alabamans saying the allegations against Moore made them more likely to vote for him.

And according to FiveThirtyEight, Moore has pulled back into the lead.

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