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Live election blog — July 14 Alabama primary runoff

The state of Alabama is voting Tuesday, July 14. Follow along for live coverage throughout the evening regarding the Republican primary runoff contests for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House in AL-01 and AL-02, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and more.

Polls close at 7:00 p.m.

In the runoff for the U.S. Senate, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville.

In Alabama’s First Congressional District, former State Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) vies for the nomination with Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl.

In AL-02, former State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) squares off against Wiregrass businessman Jeff Coleman.

Incumbent Judge Beth Kellum is being challenged by former Lauderdale County Commissioner Will Smith for a spot on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

There are also local races — both Republican and Democratic– on the ballot in certain precincts.

Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill’s office on Tuesday announced that they now estimate turnout for the runoff will be between 10-15%. This is down from their estimate of 17-22% heading into the day.

“With Alabama voters exercising extreme caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, we now believe turnout for today’s Runoff Election to be somewhere between 10-15%,” Merrill stated. “I encourage anyone who is interested and eligible to go vote today, while also practicing CDC recommendations. To find your polling place or check your registration status, visit AlabamaVotes.gov.”

Update 10:13 p.m.:

Long shot no Moore — Coffee County Republican takes congressional primary runoff

Update 10:01 p.m.:

Another race of note:

Update 9:44 p.m.:

Update 9:37 p.m.:

Bill Hightower concedes AL-01 to Jerry Carl

Update 9:13 p.m.:

Tuberville speaks after his big win.

Update 9:07 p.m.:

Tim Howe weighs in: Winners and losers — Election day fallout

Update 9:01 p.m.:

In conceding, Sessions backs Tuberville against Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL).

Update 8:48 p.m.:

The president reacts to Tuberville’s victory.


Update 8:45 p.m.:

Update 8:39 p.m.:

The scene at Tuberville’s watch party:

Update 8:35 p.m.:

Looks like Moore in AL-02.

Update 8:26 p.m.:

National Republican Senatorial Committee tips its cap to Tuberville.

Update 8:23 p.m.:

BREAKING: Tuberville wins Republican nomination in Alabama Senate contest, handing huge win to President Trump

Update 8:11 p.m.:

Moore hanging on to a close lead

Update 7:46 p.m.:

Barry Moore out to an early lead in AL-02.

Update 7:39 p.m.:

Tuscaloosa appears to have not forgotten about “Fear the thumb.”

Update 7:19 p.m.:

Tuberville out to a very early lead.

Update 7:15 p.m.:

You can’t spell Baldwin without “win.”

Update 7:05 p.m.:

Eggs-actly where they want to be?

Update 6:57 p.m.:

For election night coverage and analysis from some Yellowhammer contributors over the airwaves: