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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Amanda Marcotte, "Why Alabamans Will Still Vote For Roy Moore"

As another woman came out to publicly accuse Roy Moore of sexual assault -- in this case, Beverly Nelson says he tried to rape her when she was 16 -- there's an open question of whether these reports will change the minds of Alabama voters when they go to the polls for the special election on December 12th.

My guest, Salon columnist Amanda Marcotte, says we shouldn't expect them to turn against Moore. After all, they already knew that he was an extremist evangelical Christian. Moreover, there are many others like him who believe that teenage girls are ripe for the picking (i.e. that's the age when it's best to marry them and make sure they understand that a man is the head of the household in all matters). We discussed all of that, plus the implications of Mitch McConnell saying Moore should step aside.

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