Despite allegations of sexual misconduct against a 14-year-old girl in an incident which reportedly occurred in 1979, supporters of Roy Moore are standing by their candidate.
What are people saying?
Pastor Jerome Cox of the Greenwood Baptist Church in Prattville, Ala. told NBC News on Friday that despite accusations, Moore has done a great amount of good for the state.
"I don’t know whether he did those things," Cox said. "It’s not for me to say, or judge, whether he did those things. What I do know is that he’s done a lot of good for the state of Alabama. He’s stood by his convictions."
Cox qualified, "I voted for him in the primary, in the runoff and I’ll be voting for him again on Dec. 12."
Tony Emfinger, a Prattville barback, told the news organization that he wondered why the accuser waited several decades to air her grievances against Moore.
"Why would they wait until now to come forward with this unless someone put them up to it?" he asked.
NBC News reported that Emfinger used "mostly four-letter words" when referring to the allegations against Moore, and lauded Moore's convictions in standing for that in which he believes.
Charles Bodenheimer, a garbage truck driver from nearby Tallassee, echoed Emfinger's sentiments.
"Not until this race did the media go digging around on him," Bodenheimer said. "If [the allegations] are true, then why did [the women] wait so long to say anything?"
Bodenheimer's friend, Derek Alexander — a resident of Jacksonville, Ala. — agreed.
"We’ve all made mistakes in the past, we all have sins," Alexander explained. "He should stay in, and he will stay in. No charges will be brought."
He added, "I’ve got his back."
Ricky Ousley told NBC that he feels Moore is going to win on Dec. 12.
"I’m sure of it," Ousley said. "The media tries to control everything but won’t win this time. This whole thing done nothing but lit up Alabamans."
Another local man, who declined to be identified, told NBC, "This is Republican town, man. [Moore] could have killed Obama, and we wouldn't care."