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Roy Moore seeks to block Democrat Doug Jones' victory in Alabama Senate election

Republican Roy Moore, who lost the recent special election for the Alabama Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones, asked an Alabama circuit court to block the certification of Jones' victory on allegations of "systematic voter fraud," The New York Times reported.

Moore argued in a complaint filed in Montgomery Circuit Court that returns in Jefferson County "confirmed election fraud," noting suspiciously high turnout in the county. Moore also highlighted the spreading of what he called "lies and fraudulent misrepresentations."

John Merrill, the Alabama secretary of state, has dismissed complaints of election fraud. Alabama officials are due to certify the results at a 1 p.m. meeting later today.

Moore's lawyers also suggested looking at the need for a new election for the seat that was vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became U.S. attorney general.

Moore has yet to admit defeat in the election.