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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore faces sexual misconduct allegations; Trump’s election commission is being sued by one of its own members; Germany’s highest court rules in favor of the country establishing a third gender option.
Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teens
- Roy Moore, the Republican frontrunner in Alabama’s Senate race, allegedly had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979, when he was 32 years old. [Washington Post / Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard, and Alice Crites]
- In an interview with the Washington Post, the woman, Leigh Corfman, said that Moore met her when he was an assistant district attorney in Alabama. She said Moore kissed her and touched her over her underwear, and guided her to do the same. [Washington Post / Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard, and Alice Crites]
- In addition to Corfman, the Post talked to three other women who said Moore pursued relationships with them when he was in his 30s and they were between the ages of 16 and 18 (16 is the legal age of consent in Alabama). [Vox / Jen Kirby]
- Moore has vehemently denied the allegations. But he’s already facing calls to exit his Senate race, including from members of Congress. [NYT / Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns]
- Many Republican senators said that if the allegations are true, Moore should “step aside.” [Vox / Tara Golshan and Dylan Scott]
- One notable exception to the “if true” couching was Sen. John McCain (R–AZ), who called Read More Here