Roy Moore will never concede. Here is why-
The race is over. Done. Finished. When Congress reconvenes in the new year, Jones will be sworn in as the next senator. And the political world will move on.
Moore, though, won't. Because -- facts be damned -- Roy Moore never loses. This Senate race is simply the latest chapter in the ongoing saga that is Roy Moore's life in politics.
After the certification, he released a statement:
"Election fraud experts across the country have agreed that this was a fraudulent election," Moore's statement said. " ... I have stood for the truth about God and the Constitution for the people of Alabama.
"I have no regrets. To God be the glory." CNN
God, however, is delivering a message. Plain and simple, Roy Moore you lost. He will not accept that message.
Moore is on a crusade, always has been and always will be...
When you are on a crusade, there is no such thing as losing. You can be temporarily vanquished by those trying to block your righteous quest. But you can never really be stopped. Because your crusade is bigger than any mere campaign. Bigger than a 22,000+ vote losing margin. Bigger than three Republican elected officials certifying that your Democratic opponent won the race. Bigger than Steve Bannon signaling it's time to go. Bigger even -- gasp! -- than Donald Trump.
It's for those reasons that Moore was never going to concede the Senate race. And why no one should be surprised if he decides to challenge Gov. Kay Ivey in a Republican primary in 2018. Or even if he runs for Senate against Doug Jones in 2020, when Moore will be 73 years old.
This Senate campaign may be over for most people. But for Moore, the campaign -- and the crusade -- continues. Always. CNN