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GOP leaders threaten to expel Roy Moore from Senate if he wins Alabama race

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks Saturday in Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Hal Yeager / Associated Press) None
Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks Saturday in Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Hal Yeager / Associated Press)

Amid new allegations that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore molested teenage girls decades ago, Republican leaders intensified their calls Monday for him to quit the race, even threatening to expel Moore if he wins.

The accusations against Moore have thrown the GOP into a crisis, splintering the party and risking defeat in the Dec. 12 special election, for which polls show Democrat Doug Jones now has a narrow lead in the Deep South state.

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