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Roy Moore, Donald Trump and the GOP’s moral compass

THE ALLEGED CHILD MOLESTER OR THE DEMOCRAT? Alabama voters face that choice in a few weeks’ time, and it’s not clear which they’ll find more odious. There are several reasons to think Roy Moore, the Republican nominee who has been accused of making sexual advances to teenagers, could lose the special Senate election scheduled for Dec. 12. But there’s one big reason to think he could still win.

Washington Republicans were always leery of Moore, a

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