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Human-Gun-Bible Hybrid Roy Moore Appears Set to Win Alabama Primary

Roy! Put that thing away.

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A Republican primary runoff election in the race to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate is being held Tuesday. Polls indicate that Roy Moore, the former judge who initially became famous for refusing to remove a tacky Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama state courthouse, is going to beat Luther Strange (who is the state’s interim senator and who has been endorsed by Donald Trump) by about 10 points.

These Google News results, I think, pretty much say it all about Roy Moore:

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(It’s not the first time he’s shown off a gun at a campaign event.)

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Moore also recently made the following comments about political polarization among groups including Native American and Asian American populations:

We have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting.

Here is his take, from a Vox interview, on what laws are like in the godless Midwest:

Roy Moore, who FiveThirtyEight says would also be likely (though not certain) to win a general election race against Democrat Doug Jones, is what would happen if a Bible and a gun had sex in 1937. His first act in Congress is expected to be the sponsorship of a bill naming Jesus as the honorary mayor of all Dust Bowl hobo camps. Here’s to five years of interviews in which snotty cosmopolitan journalists such as myself wind up Crazy Ol’ Roy Moore! This blog post is why Trump won.

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