Who Gets Your Vote: Doug Jones or Roy Moore?
Tomorrow, we head to the polls. Of course, we want to place our votes for the candidate we feel would best represent us, which means we should know their stances as well as their names. Here's a brief rundown.
Doug Jones: a 63-year-old married attorney who is a father of three and "has pitched a mainstream Democratic platform with an emphasis on job creation and access to health care. He has also discussed his time as U.S. attorney, in particular his prosecution of two men responsible for the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963."
Roy Moore: a 70-year-old married attorney who is a father of four and "has tied himself with President Donald Trump and spent time denouncing his accusers, his Senate campaign is otherwise much like previous campaigns he's waged in the past 17 years, with strong appeals to religious conservativism and denunciations of abortion and LGBT rights."
More facts about each:
- Jones supports the Affordable Care Act, which Moore wants repealed.
- Jones says the current tax bill before Congress "can't be a giveaway to the richest Americans paid for by working families" while Moore "supports any kind of tax cut" and would replace the current income tax system where the wealthy pay a higher share of their income in taxes.
- Moore supports a border wall and has called for the deployment of the U.S. military to the Mexican border. He is strongly against DACA, which Jones supports.
- Jones is pro-choice, with restrictions to late-term abortions while Moore is completely pro-life.
- The two are also polar opposites in terms of LGBT rights.
See their views on other issues here.
So, who gets your vote? What was the deciding factor(s)?