Nick Saban for Senate? Thousands cast write-in votes in Alabama race

Kristopher Drake
December 14, 2017

The Alabama Senate election is shining a national spotlight on Alabama, and not in the most flattering way. "The correct [procedure] is that voters who appear on the inactive list must be allowed an opportunity to re-identify and vote a regular ballot".

"I'm not going to speak about things people have said to me personally, but people think their chief inspector is like their priest and they tell us how they are voting".

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Wednesday morning that it would be "difficult" for Republican Roy Moore to win the Alabama Senate race even as Moore refuses to concede.

Results Tuesday night showed Doug Jones winning by about 20,000 votes. It was Black voters - led by Black women - who delivered a strong rebuke to the Trump Administration. There was a spread of about 165-170 votes when the recount occurred.


Nearly as soon as voting was underway on Tuesday, civil rights groups began receiving hundreds of complaints of voter suppression, and residents and reporters took to social media to report tactics used to intimidate minority voters or force them to cast provisional ballots. The awareness campaigns in Alabama were aimed at people who might not have the right IDs.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul issued the injunction on Monday afternoon in response to lawsuit in which four Alabama voters argued that the state must save the records under state and federal law, AL.com reported.

"Many Americans do not have one of the forms of identification states acceptable for voting", according to the ACLU.

The majority of voters are expected to physically go to the polls in person. This year, dozens of organizations offered rides to the polls for drivers, where last year, there were more improvisational groups offering rides.

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