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Moore, Strange to runoff; Jones wins Dem primary

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore and Luther Strange will head to a Sept. 26, GOP primary runoff in the Special Election for US Senate. Former US Attorney Doug Jones will await the winner in the Dec. 12, General Election.

With just all 67 of Alabama’s counties reporting, Moore was the top vote-getter on Tuesday in the GOP, raking in 38.90 percent of the votes but falling short of the 50-percent threshold needed to win outright. Strange picked up just over 32 percent, nearly doubling third-place Mo Brooks, who had just 19.7 percent.

Jones, in the meantime, was, as expected, an easy winner, grabbing nearly 66 percent of the early vote.


Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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