This Is Not How You Debunk Roy Moore’s Alleged Yearbook Signature

By Shane Vander Hart

Yesterday, Beverly Young Nelson, accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault in 1977. He would have been 30, and she was 16. Her announcement follows an accusation of sexual abuse in 1979 and three other women going on the record to say they had a romantic relationship with Moore when they were in their teens reported by The Washington Post. Moore, in his 30s, was the Deputy District Attorney for Etowah County in northern Alabama at the time. Moore claimed he did not know her, but in her press conference yesterday she held up a yearbook allegedly signed by him.

“To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, D.A.,” it read.

Ok, I’ve seen an article on Gateway Pundit written by Joshua Caplan making the rounds among Moore defenders so I thought I would address it. I originally planned to just write a Facebook post, but it became long enough I decided to write about it here. I fully admit it is possible that the yearbook signature is a forgery, a handwriting expert has not yet examined it. If you are relying on this article to claim the signature has been debunked, please don’t, you look foolish. Here are six reasons this article can’t be considered a serious rebuttal to the signature.

  1. This is Gateway Pundit, he is famous for fake news, enough said.
  2. The “analyst” is not a handwriting expert. He “weighs in on politics,” and he is an author. He is as much a handwriting expert as I am which is not at all.
  3. Handwriting changes as you get older. So you have to consider that. I would …read more

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