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Obama, Trump Enter Alabama Senate Race with Robocalls

by Countable | 12.11.17

What’s the story?

Former President Barack Obama is urging voters to head to the polls on Tuesday to back Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

And President Donald Trump has released a robocall of his own, imploring voters to cast their ballots for Republican Roy Moore.

Why does it matter?

While the politically deep-red state hasn’t sent a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years, some are saying this special election is "too close to call."

Much of this closeness has to do with allegations that Moore pursued relationships with teenage women while he was in his 30s. One of those women has accused him of sexual assault, and there’s been discussion of an Ethics Committee investigation should Moore win the race.

Without mentioning Moore by name, Obama says in his call:

"This one's serious. You can't sit it out. Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress. Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama."

Meanwhile, Trump – who has publicly endorsed Moore – released a call of his own, taking aim at Jones and his fellow "liberal Democrats":

"We need Roy voting for us. I am stopping illegal immigration and crime. We're building a stronger military and protecting the Second Amendment and our pro-life values. But if Alabama elects liberal Democrat Doug Jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold. We already know Democrat Doug Jones is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and he will vote with the Washington liberals every single time."

What do you think?

Will Trump and Obama’s 11th hour endorsements change the race? Should the Senate Ethics Committee investigate Moore if he wins?

Tell us in the comments what you think, then use the Take Action button to tell your reps.

—Josh Herman

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  • RadicalModerate
    12/11/2017
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    I have a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a mother. So maybe I’m biased against sexual predators like those we see in EVERY branch of government. But I say get them all out. Democrats and Republicans. The more we learn about predators in positions of power the more everything makes sense. Time to start over.

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  • NoHedges
    12/11/2017
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    Thank you President Obama's for some much needed direct instruction! Could you please stick around and help us get the 2018 midterm elections right? I don't think this nation can survive another voting disaster. Sincerely, Your Constituents

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  • John
    12/12/2017
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    Two disgusting human beings supporting one another ... how low and vile can you get. When you think you've got there Trump finds a new low... this man did not win the popular vote so he doesn't represent the majority of the country.

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  • Vanessa
    12/11/2017
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    What women chose to do with themselves is a choice THEY will face with their God. What a sexual predator does to children is not a child’s choice, but a DEPRAVED PERSON forcing his will on the innocent. P.S. This family is so racist and they don’t even know they are! Incredible!

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  • Jon
    12/11/2017
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    Please do what you can.....otherwise we have an ugly first, a child molester for a Senator....tell me that this does not make your stomach turn!

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  • Paraleeg
    12/11/2017
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    Thank you President Obama for helping in this race!!

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  • John
    12/11/2017
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    Is it a surprise that 45 is endorsing a fellow sexual predator? Is it a surprise that Republicans think 45 & Moore are deserving of votes & respect? Is it a surprise that President Obama continues to be a class act?

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  • Rebecca
    12/11/2017
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    I hope trump is using his own funds for this pedophile campaign! Shameful! Why isn’t Moore disqualified?

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  • Barbara
    12/12/2017
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    I can’t understand Roy Moore’s supporters saying he will uphold Christian values. Sad day for Christianity. Good day for stupid.

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  • Chelsea
    12/11/2017
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    Roy Moore is a sexual predator who is not fit to serve in Congress. Alabama voters should be ashamed of themselves for even considering it!

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  • Monica
    12/12/2017
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    The Republicans are a disgrace, if Moore is elected they will have earned the name of Roypublicans!

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  • Linda
    12/11/2017
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    Mr Moore is not a man of 21st century. He is not qualified to be a public service. In the past 40 years, he’s done nothing to benefit Alabama & its People. He lost two judgeships by disobeying the Law he pledged to support. His opinion & belief puts him above the law. If Senator, he would not protect & obey the Constitution. His own brand of thinking would result in further divisive actions. This man who People say is moral would be overcome with greed and would follow the money. Note his non-profit foundation in which he received over $1 million of the donations. He cannot be trusted. My opinion. I’m a lifetime AL resident.

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  • Abby
    12/12/2017
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    If Roy Moore gets elected the Republican Party will be over. They believe so strongly in family values that they’ll promote a pedafile for Congress.

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  • Sheryl
    12/12/2017
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    Dear People of Alabama, please don’t let these political gangsters manipulate you into voting for a man who Jesus would personally horse-whip. Jesus was not all-forgiving when it came to those who would do evil and repent not. Before repentance comes admission that you’ve sinned. Roy Moore denies his sins and hides behind an even worse sinner (DJT).

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  • Jesse
    12/11/2017
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    Doug Jones must be AL next sentor because he smarter than moore

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  • Republicanman
    12/11/2017
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    I think Ray Moore is a good guy. He wants progress and growth and that's what we need. A wall is what we need, a muslim ban is what we've been needing, and an america thats great again. With moore and we will succeed. With the democrat jones we are doomed he is a stooge. With a republican like moore we will be on track to a better future.

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  • BtwBannedGMOs
    12/11/2017
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    All ex-gov officials including ex presidents should not be lobbying for either party.

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  • Dwight
    12/12/2017
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    Well, I’m 66 years old, and all my life, I have been taught that, in America, accused people are “innocent until proven guilty”. Nothing has yet been proven against Roy Moore. The timing alone, of every accusation needs to be questioned. With billionaires like George Soros, Koch, Warren Buffet and who knows who else, paying people to riot, destroy the property of hard working Americans, defying police officers, the law, hindering first responders, luring police by making false reports just so that the officers can be murdered by cowards who hide and shoot from ambush, what makes you think they are above paying those women to bring forth charges for incidents they claim that are decades old? Even some of the accusers have admitted that they lied. Think about it, folks! Also, with Moore’s opponent being touted by the worst WH occupant ever, everyone should be suspicious of all accusations!!!👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿

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  • HockeyGuy
    12/12/2017
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    Alabama and Roy Moore both have proven to be the toilet of America, and they both need to be flushed daily!

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  • Azrael
    12/11/2017
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    Finally the voice of reason

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