Here Are the Results From the Alabama Election

Doug Jones vs. Roy Moore.

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Update 10:30 p.m.: Doug Jones is the winner of the special Senate election in Alabama. 

The polls have closed in the most closely watched race of the year, Alabama’s special Senate election between wildly controversial Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Though most recent polls have shown Moore with a small lead, some have put Jones ahead, leading to widespread uncertainty about the outcome. Ultimately, the race will to come down to turnout: whether a wave of Democratic enthusiasm can carry Jones to victory in a deep-red state, or whether enough Republicans will look past allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore and cast ballots for their party.

Jones has mounted a surprisingly strong race against Moore, an extreme candidate accused of assaulting and making advances toward minors. But the Democrat will need high turnout among African American voters in order to prevail. It’s also unclear to what degree restrictive voting laws will suppress minority turnout. Moore, on the other hand, will need conservative voters to remain loyal to the Republican Party and turn out to vote in strong enough numbers to put him over the top.

You follow the election returns here as they come in, via our friends at Decision Desk HQ:

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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