Roy Moore Wins Chief Justice Race

Posted on: 8:27 am, November 7, 2012, by , updated on: 08:32am, November 7, 2012

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) — Roy Moore was fired from his spot as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, but he’s getting his job back.

Roy Moore thanks supporters Tuesday night after learning he won the Chief Justice race with 52 percent of the vote. (Photo by Julie Bennett, al.com/The Huntsville Times)

Republican Moore defeated Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance, a Democrat, to win back his former office.  Moore earned 52 percent of the vote, according to our news partner The Huntsville Times.

Moore was elected chief justice in 2000, but he was removed from office three years later for defying a federal judge’s order to remove a 5,200 pound Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery.