Lotsa good stuff, longer than usual, so let’s dive right in.
Our view: Alabama voters must reject Roy Moore; we endorse Doug Jones for U.S. Senate
This election is a turning point for women in Alabama. A chance to make their voices heard in a state that has silenced them for too long.
The accusations against Roy Moore have been horrifying, but not shocking.
Every day new allegations arise that illustrate a pattern of a man in his 30s strutting through town like the cock of the walk, courting and preying on young women and girls. And though Roy Moore has denied the accusations of these women, his own platform and record is hostile to so many Alabamians.
Unlike the national party, the Alabama Republican establishment has chosen to stand by him, attacking and belittling the brave women who have come forward.
As a news organization, we have independently investigated stories of several Alabama woman who have spoken to us and the Washington Post about the abuse they say they suffered at the hands of Roy Moore decades ago.
The seriousness of these incidents, including one involving a 14-year-old child, cannot be overstated.
No, it can’t be overstated. It was a 14 year old child. Yes, it’s a Weinstein moment, with talk swirling around many figures. But this was a 14 year old, and Moore is a predator. Many Alabamians will do the right thing. We’ll see in a month how many.
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