Live Results From the Race to Replace Jeff Sessions

The three leading Republican candidates have all run far to the right.

Jeff Sessions

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Alabamans voted Tuesday in Republican and Democratic primaries for a special election to fill the Senate seat Jeff Sessions vacated when he became Donald Trump’s attorney general. The main action has been on the Republican side, where the three leading candidates all ran hard to the right, with former judge and religious-right favorite Roy Moore taking a lead in pre-election polls. Rep. Mo Brooks and Sen. Luther Strange—Sessions’ temporary replacement—are Moore’s top rivals. Read more about the three main Republicans in the race here.

On the Democratic side, the race is expected to be a close fight between Doug Jones—a former federal prosecutor supported by major Democratic officials—and a candidate named Robert Kennedy Jr., who has no relation to the mainstay Democratic family but might still be benefitting from name recognition.

If no candidate earns more than 50 percent on Tuesday, the top two candidates in each party will compete in a runoff next month.

The polls close at 8 p.m. ET. Follow the election results below, courtesy of the Decision Desk HQ

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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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