From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE –Decision day has arrived for Alabama. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. as voters decide between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore to fill former senator Jeff Sessions’ remaining term until 2020.
Opinion polls have leaned toward Moore in recent days, though a Fox News poll on Monday showed Jones with a 10 point lead.
The campaign has been charged with 40-year-old allegations against Moore, which the former chief justice denies. The accusations have caused numerous establishment Republicans, including Mitch McConnell and Alabama senator Richard Shelby, to turn their back on Moore.
President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has strongly endorsed Moore saying his agenda needs the Alabama senate seat to remain in Republican hands. The Republicans have a razor-thin majority in the U.S. Senate.
The Republican National Committee, which had withdrawn support from Moore, reversed course and returned financial support when Moore surged back to a lead in the opinion polls.
Alabama has not elected a Democrat since Howell Heflin in 1990.
Jones, a lifelong Democrat, has received support in recent days from national Democrats and the Hollywood set. Rosie O’Donnell donated $2,700 to Jones’ campaign and late night comedians have supported Jones while putting Moore and Alabama directly in their cross-hairs.
Both campaigns have worked for the last several days on getting out the vote for their candidate. Turnout is crucial for both candidates in what is expected to be a close race.
Though the issues of the campaign have been largely ignored by the media, each candidate’s record indicates they follow the ideology of their respected parties with Moore being staunchly conservative and Jones following a more liberal line of politics.
The race baiting was the final straw for me. I hope Jones loses just for that. I wish we were all purple or some disgusting color so we could maybe move on to more important issues. What could the human race do if we put away ancient superstitions (religion) and stupid hate over a persons skin pigmentation.
Or maybe stop saying racist bullshit like “racebaiting” and treat minorities with respect and teach yourself the true history of oppression in this country.
I cannot believe there is not some kind of condition that if you are “fired” you loose this pension.
That needs to be fixed.
We are voting for the one who doesn’t support killing babies.
Suzanne Jackson Lindsey
I’m voting for the one that’s not a sexual child molester. Voting for Doug Jones!
Don’t know much about either but how do you know he is a child molester….heard anything from anyone in the 30 years between the time of the women coming forward ….did any of these young ladies lie about their age….did they even know him? One claimed she got a ride with him…..why would a young girl get into a car with a grown man?…. they said her mom knew…what mom allows this type of behavior happen to her daughter? One woman admitted she lied and another proven to have lied. You are ok with abortion though right?