(CBS NEWS) -- Roy Moore on Wednesday night released a nearly 5 minute video refusing to concede the Alabama Senate race. Moore also highlighted his extremely conservative beliefs and read a Bible verse.
"We are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilization, and our religion and to set free a suffering humanity. And the battle rages on," Moore said.
Moore insisted not all the military and provisional ballots have been counted, and he said "we are awaiting certification by the Secretary of State."
Alabama Secretary of State Nick Merrill told CNN on Tuesday night that it's "highly unlikely" the race will end with anything other than a Jones victory. According to an unofficial tally posted on the Secretary of State's website, Doug Jones won 671,151 votes to Moore's 650,436.
More than 22,000 people wrote in a third candidate. Merrill told CBS affiliate WHNT that this election had "one of the largest write-in campaigns that's ever happened in the state in a competitive election."
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