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If you're unfamiliar with the Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, frankly we're a little surprised.

He lost the 12 December special election in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mr Moore vehemently denied the allegations, but lost endorsements from several sitting Republican senators.

He refused to concede last week after media outlets called the election for his opponent, Democrat Doug Jones.

He told his supporters in Montgomery, Alabama on Tuesday night:

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

You know, I really want to thank you for coming tonight and realise when the vote is this close, that it's not over.

And we still got to go by the rules about this recount provision, and Secretary of State has explained it to us and we're expecting that the press will go up there and talk to them to find out what the situation is.

But we also know that God is always in control.

Moore has continued to ignore the election loss by about 20,000 votes (1.5 percentage points) and has appealed to contest the result based on "numerous cases of voter fraud", collected by the campaign team to be sent to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.

Merill told WHNT-TV that he'd yet to receive any report from the Moore campaign and that his office had investigated reports of some voting irregularities, not finding any merit to them.

In a video last week, Moore said:

In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots. This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state.

Officials have said it's very unlikely the result will change and even President Donald Trump has called on Moore to concede, telling reporters on Friday:

I think he should. He tried.

Twitter began to discuss the fact Moore wouldn't concede, noting the absurdity:

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