- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful, sent a pretty blunt message Roy Moore’s way Wednesday, telling the failed Senate candidate it was well past time to concede.

“Roy Moore won’t concede; says will wait on God to speak,” Huckabee tweeted. “God wasn’t registered to vote in AL but the ppl who voted did speak and it wasn’t close enough for recount.”

Quite right.

With 99 percent of the vote in, Democrat Doug Jones held 673,236 ballots to Moore’s 652,300 — a 50 percent to 48 percent lead.

But Tuesday night and into Wednesday, Moore refused to cede the race.

“It’s not over,” he told supporters in Montgomery, NBC News reported. “That’s what we’ve got to do, is wait on God and have this process play out.”

Well, automatic recount rules don’t trigger in Alabama unless candidates are separated by less than half of a percentage point.

God, it seems, has spoken.

And as Huckabee went on: “In elections everyone does NOT get a trophy. I know first hand but it’s best to exit with class.”

Good advice.

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