The steering committee of the state Republican Party — the only entity with the power to remove Moore from the Dec. 12 special election ballot — took no action on Moore’s nomination at a meeting Wednesday.

Two members of the committee said late Wednesday that the state party is continuing to support Moore, 70, a former chief justice of the state Supreme Court who has been accused of having made sexual or romantic advances to underage women when he was a prosecutor in his 30s.

The Republican National Committee, by contrast, has ended its field operations in the state, NBC News has confirmed, and numerous Republican senators have called on Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations are verified.