Special Election Race Underway In Alabama

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Alabama voters go to the polls on Tuesday in a pivotal senate special election there.

One of the candidates is Republican Roy Moore, who's facing allegations of sexual assault. On voting day, Moore rode his horse Sassy to the polls in Gallant in front of national and international media. "The state, the nation is watching this," said Moore. "This is a very important race for our state, and the future."

About 50 miles away, Democrat Doug Jones cast his ballot in Mountain Brook. Jones is a career prosecutor who convicted members of the KKK for the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church that killed four black girls.

"In Alabama we have come so far with too many things," said Jones after voting on Tuesday. "There's this saying, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Alabama's not going to let that shame happen again."


Annie Linskey, national politics reporter for the Boston Globe. She tweets @AnnieLinskey.

This segment aired on December 12, 2017.


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