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Roy Moore Wins Back Chief Justice Seat
By CBS 8 News


It was a big night for former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, as he wins back the seat he held nine years ago.

Emotions were low, then high at the Moore campaign headquarters, as he was behind opponent Bob Vance for parts of the night, but then came out on top in the end.

After it was announced that he was the winner, Moore said, "God is great."

He thanked the crowd for sticking with him all night, even though they struggled a bit at times.

He said the voters of Alabama spoke, and he feels this is a vindication.

Moore says, "I think this says Alabama is a conservative state and has conservative values towards our nation. Voters know what I stand for, they know I support the constitution, and it's certainly a vindication of what I did before."

 

Moore was removed from office in 2003 for refusing a federal judge's court order to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the floor of the state judicial building. He has said he does not plan to bring the monument back to the building.

He says his first order of business is to get the court system back to adequate funding, and work with other justices in upholding the consitution of Alabama and the United States.