Alabama residents react to Roy Moore accusations

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ALABAMA (AP) -- Just a month away from Alabama’s special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore faces allegations of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago. Residents of Alabama are voicing their opinions in a state known for tough politics.

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Just a month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago — and an immediate backlash from party leaders who demanded he get out of the race if the accusations prove true.

The instant fallout followed a Washington Post report in which an Alabama woman said that Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, had sexual contact with her when she was 14. Three other women interviewed by The Post said Moore, now 70, also approached them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18, and he was in his early 30s.

The Moore campaign denied the report as "the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation."