Former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore filed a lawsuit on Wednesday night contesting the outcome of the state’s special election.
According to The Associated Press, the suit was filed in Montgomery Circuit Court less than a day before the state is expected to officially declare Moore’s opponent Doug Jones the winner. Moore wants the state to launch a fraud investigation and hold a new election.
The certification for the Alabama special election is scheduled to occur at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) said that he has no plans to delay declaring Jones the winner.
“The short answer to that is no,” Merrill told CNN on Thursday. “Doug Jones will be certified today.”