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 This endorsement is great. Please read all of it here.

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.

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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. Nor can the growing number of accusations — from the women who were at the receiving end of unwanted adult male overtures as teens, to those who say they were physically assaulted —  be parsed with talk of statutes of limitations or whether proof has been recorded on a stone tablet.

In the American system, proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a consideration for the courtroom, not the ballot box. It is our job as voters to look closely at the candidates and make up our own minds.

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Do not make your voting decision based on who it will affect on a national stage. Vote based on who it will affect in your hometown.

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Despite what you may have heard, Doug Jones is a moderate Democrat and a strong candidate for all Alabamians. As the son of a steel family, he understands the concerns facing working class families as factories close and jobs disappear. He’s been an active member of Canterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham. He has built a platform around issues that will define Alabama: job creation, small business development, child healthcare, criminal justice reform and, perhaps most needed of all, compromise.

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What is disqualifying is the conduct of Roy Moore against women and children. It was disqualifying for his party leaders. It was disqualifying for Alabama’s senior senator. And it should be disqualifying for his state party.

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There is only one candidate left in this race who has proven worthy of the task of representing Alabama. He is Doug Jones.

al.com

I could not possibly agree more!  What a great endorsement!

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