"The forces of evil will lie, cheat, steal -- even inflict physical harm -- if they believe it will silence and shut up Christian conservatives like you and me".
Moore has said he plans to continue his campaign and there has been no signal from the state Republican Party that they are seriously considering seeking to disqualify him from the December 12 general election ballot.
But distance might matter in Alabama, too. And it's also possible that after some initial discomfort, an bad lot of Alabama Republicans will find their way clear to voting for Moore anyway, particularly if he and his defenders continue to hang tough.
"(Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell and (Arizona Sen.) John McCain, what they said about Moore ending his campaign just really gets to me. Republican leaders later blamed those comments for potentially costing Republicans the Senate majority that year.
Asked to clarify if Blunt was canceling on the fundraiser, she repeated, "He won't be in AL". The "if true" caveat is a convenient way for the politicians to provide themselves some cover and the impression of at least a hint of decency, while not putting all that much on the line should he still actually win the election.
Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, tweeted on Friday: "Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections".
The woman who described the assault at the age of 14 told her story consistently and was corroborated by friends and records, the Post says. Her account is too serious to ignore. "He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of".
Defiant as ever, Moore himself issued a fundraising appeal asking for emergency donations in a "spiritual battle".
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"The defense from some of his supporters is beyond disgusting", Comstock wrote. They've never been denominated as having rights by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Yet there is no sign he is going away quietly. The Senate seat is now held by Sen.
Those who think Moore should be replaced have little hope of that happening.
Brett Doster, an adviser to Moore, said the candidate would "absolutely not" drop out of the race, calling the charges "a fabricated November surprise". "I think he enjoys being an object of intense controversy". And finally he was removed as the Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice after he told probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage.
Every day Moore remains in the race is a day where Republicans - already reeling from across-the-board losses in the 2017 election that can be directly traced back to President Donald Trump's unpopularity - watch their brand further deteriorate.
John Skipper, 66, a former chairman of the Mobile County Republican Party, declared the allegations "total contrived media garbage".
Jones leads among non-evangelicals by 30 points, where Hillary Clinton only led by 12 (oddly, it is worth noting that Jones's lead among non-evangelicals was actually larger in October's polling, at 40 points). Is Moore someone who does - or should - represent the Republican Party?
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who ran her own successful write-in campaign in 2010, said: "If in fact what I just read is true, he needs to get out of this race immediately".