Before multiple allegations surfaced surrounding Roy Moore, he was the favorite to win Jeff Sessions's Alabama Senate seat. In fact, in the GOP primary, Moore even beat Luther Strange, the candidate President Donald Trump supported.
Since then, nine women have come forward with accusations against Moore. The most serious of all the charges have come from Leigh Corfman and Beverly Young Nelson. Corfman accused Moore of making sexual advances when she was 14 years old, while Nelson said Moore attempted to rape her when she was 16.
Moore, a former judge, has denied the allegations against him and said Corfman's account was false.
His opponent, Doug Jones, is throwing his support behind Moore's accusers. “We applaud the courage of these women. Roy Moore will be held accountable by the people of Alabama for his actions,” Jones's campaign said, per NBC.
While the race might have seemed like a long shot for Jones before, he's now ahead of Moore in the polls. The source that reported that development was Fox News.
According to the poll, 50 percent of voters support Jones, while 42 percent support Moore:
The Fox News poll showing Democrat Doug Jones up by 8 over Roy Moore in Alabama is now officially out pic.twitter.com/74tAadA0Ew
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) November 16, 2017
The special election for Sessions's seat is Dec. 12.