Alabama special election results – live updates

Sen. Luther Strange, R-Alabama; R: Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

Strange: AP/ Molly Riley; Moore: AP/Brynn Anderson

The polls are closed in Alabama’s special election, as Sen. Luther Moore — President Trump’s pick for the Senate seat — tries to fend off grassroots favorite and poll leader Roy Moore Tuesday night. 

Polls closed at 8 p.m. ET.

The winner of Tuesday night’s Republican primary will run up against a Democrat in the general election to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, who became Mr. Trump’s attorney general. Alabama’s disgraced governor appointed Strange to the position.

But the election has pitted Mr. Trump against some of his top supporters. For instance, Ben Carson — the conservative Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary — allowed Moore’s campaign to release a statement praising the former judge hours before Mr. Trump took the stage to hold a rally for Strange in Huntsville, Alabama

Moore also had the support of some of Mr. Trump’s former allies, including Steve Bannon, Sarah Palin and Sebastian Gorka.

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