The Alabama special election has taken on national attention after the numerous allegations of sexual harassment against Republican candidate Roy Moore, but polls show that he may have made up for the initial loss of support.
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Pundits are eagerly awaiting results from the special election that will fill the Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate vacated by Jeff Sessions, who left to join the Trump administration as Attorney General.
What do the polls say?
Early exit poll results show that Alabama voters are divided on whether the allegations against Moore are true or not.
Another recent poll shows a majority of voters believe Moore should be expelled from the Senate even if elected.
A test for Trump’s influence?
Some see the Alabama election as a test to see whether President Trump retains enough political power to help Republicans retain seats in Congress. However, this must be tempered by the fact that he endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama primary, a GOP establishment pick.
After being previously reticent to weigh in on the election, Trump has been much more vocal recently in his support for Moore.
“The people of Alabama will do the right thing,” he tweeted Tuesday morning. “Doug Jones is Pro-Abortion, weak on Crime, Military and Illegal Immigration, Bad for Gun Owners and Veterans and against the WALL.”
The people of Alabama will do the right thing. Doug Jones is Pro-Abortion, weak on Crime, Military and Illegal Immigration, Bad for Gun Owners and Veterans and against the WALL. Jones is a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet. Roy Moore will always vote with us. VOTE ROY MOORE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
“Jones is a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet. Roy Moore will always vote with us,” he concluded. “VOTE ROY MOORE!”