Alabama Senate Election Results Live Thread: Doug Jones or Roy Moore?

Roy Moore and Doug Jones. (Getty)

UPDATE [10:26pm EST] The AP has called the election for Doug Jones

UPDATE [10:18pm EST] 89% reporting (1,965 of 2,220 precincts) Doug leads Roy Moore 49.6% to 48.8%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 95+% chance of winning.


UPDATE [10:18pm EST] 86% reporting (1,899 of 2,220 precincts) Roy Moore leads Doug Jones 49.2% to 49.2%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 83% chance of winning.

UPDATE [10:09pm EST] 85% reporting (1,879 of 2,220 precincts) Roy Moore leads Doug Jones 49.5% to 49%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 77% chance of winning.

UPDATE [9:57pm EST] 76% reporting (1,685 of 2,220 precincts) Roy Moore leads Doug Jones 50.7% to 47.9%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 66% chance of winning.

UPDATE [9:49pm EST] 70% reporting (1,556 of 2,220 precincts) Roy Moore leads Doug Jones 51.8% to 46.8%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 69% chance of winning.

UPDATE [9:36pm EST]: 59% reporting (1,319 of 2,220 precincts) Roy Moore leads Doug Jones 53% to 45.6%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 68% chance of winning.

UPDATE [9:20pm EST]: 39% reporting (856 of 2,220 precincts) Roy Moore leads Doug Jones 51.8% to 46.9%. The New York Times estimates that Doug Jones has a 76% chance of winning.

UPDATE [9:02pm EST]:17% reporting (375 of 2,220 precincts) Roy Moore leads Doug Jones 50.6% to 48.1%.

Once the election is called, you can watch the candidates' victory and concession speeches here.

UPDATE [8:49pm EST]:5% reporting (101 of 2,220 precincts) Doug Jones leads Roy Moore 51.1% to 47.7%.

UPDATE [8:40pm EST]: 2% reporting (38 of 2,220 precincts) Doug Jones leads Roy Moore 57.2% to 42.1%.

UPDATE [8:18pm EST]: <1% reporting (4 of 2,220 precincts) Doug Jones leads Roy Moore 50.8% to 48.3%

UPDATE [8:03pm EST]: Polls in Alabama are now closed, the race is considered too early to call. Check back for updates as they come in.

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Polls in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones close at 7pm CST. Results will be reported live here. Check back for updates.

The leading candidates in the race include Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Moore is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, having been elected and removed from the position twice since 2001. Doug Jones made a name for himself as prosecutor against KKK members who killed four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. He later served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama under President Bill Clinton.

Polling shows the two candidates neck and neck in the race. While a Fox News poll released on Monday showed Jones with a 10 point lead over Moore, the Real Clear Politics polling average has Moore up by just 2.2%.

Over the weekend, President Trump explicitly endorsed Moore and recorded a robocall to Alabama voters urging them to turn out for Moore. Former President Obama followed that with a robocall of his own in support of Doug Jones, sent out to Alabama voters on Monday.

In it, Obama says:

“Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress. Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama.”

Roy Moore has been dogged by multiple accusations of sexually predatory behavior against underage girls when he was in his 30s. Because of this, many Republican senators, including Alabama's senior Senator Richard Shelby and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have declined to support Moore.

On Sunday, Shelby said:

"I'd rather see the Republican win, but I'd rather see a Republican write-in. I couldn't vote for Roy Moore. I didn't vote for Roy Moore...I think, so many accusations, so many cuts, so many drip, drip, drip -- when it got to the 14-year-old's story, that was enough for me. I said I can't vote for Roy Moore."
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