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Trump to record robocall for Roy Moore

11 December 2017, 02:10 | Colleen Roy

Moore calls sexual-assault allegations 'ritual defamation'

Andrew Harnik  AP

Mr Moore, who is 70, has been dogged by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he molested two teenage girls and pursued romantic relationships with several others while in his 30s. The special election is on Tuesday.

"Try as Trump and the Republican Party might, there's no way to escape the truth about Roy Moore or Ivanka Trump's own words", American Bridge spokeswoman Allison Teixeira Sulier said in a statement.

Alabama has not elected a Democrat to the US Senate since 1992, and a Jones win would reduce the already-slim Republican majority in the upper house of Congress from 52 to 51 seats out of 100. The president instead spent most of his time on the subject attacking Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, but veering from his teleprompter, Trump also sought to discredit one of Moore's accusers.

"This guy is screaming, 'We want Roy Moore!' He's right", Mr. Trump said, as he made the case for Moore in a next-door state.

The political risk explains why Trump, after sitting on the fence, threw his support behind Moore, saying Republicans "cannot afford" to lose the Senate seat.

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"America is being respected again overseas and we are taking care of our citizens at home and we're going to have safety and we have a lot more now", said the president, who appeared buoyed as he headlined his first campaign rally in more than two months. "Jones will always vote against what we must do for our Country".

In Alabama, a southern state where Trump won 62% of the vote, voting for a Democrat is unthinkable for many Republicans, even if they believe the allegations against Moore, which he has rejected as "fake news" orchestrated by his enemies.

However, the president's daughter-in-law Lara Trump via robocall invited some Alabama voters to the rally in Florida.

The New York Times reported last month that Trump was angry with his daughter for speaking out against Moore.

Numerous Republicans have called on Moore to step aside in the race.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Moore with a almost 4-point lead over Jones heading into the final days of the campaign.

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