Alabama Special Election To Be Decided Today

 

The contentious Alabama Senate election will be decided today, as voters choose between Democrat Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor who sent two of the KKK members responsible for the deadly 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham to prison; and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, a controversial figure who has been accuse by several woman of attempting to molest them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s.

Polls are all over the place in the race. Its unclear who is actually winning or will actually win.

What is known is that Jones’ chances hinge largely on two things: his ability to woo Republicans who can’t stomach voting for a man who is an alleged child molester; and getting enough Black voters to turn out for him.

Former President Obama recently recorded a robo-call to try to encourage Black turnout.

Meanwhile, President Trump has been outspoken in his support of Moore.

A Moore win is not necessarily a victory for the Republican Party: they could face voter backlash in next year’s elections due to a number of voters being unhappy the party stuck by a man who is an accused perv.