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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Months of discussions about racial justice are being followed by change at the ballot box. 

 

FLOMATON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer has resigned after he posted a threatening message against supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

An investigation began Thursday into a post on Flomaton Police Capt. Scott Walden’s personal Facebook page. The post said, “They need to line up ev1 (every one) of them and put a bullet in their skull for treason.” The post was later taken down from public view Thursday.

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s incoming Republican senator, Tommy Tuberville is expressing support for President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim of election fraud. 

The former coach on Thursday wrote on social media that the elections results are out of control. The former football coach likened it to referees adding touchdowns after the game is over.  

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville has recaptured a U.S. Senate seat for Republicans by defeating Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama. 

Jones had widely been considered the Senate’s most endangered Democrat. Republicans had made recapturing the once reliably conservative seat a priority in 2020.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians are voting by absentee ballot in record numbers this year after pandemic rules made it easier to do so, even lining up on Saturdays to cast votes. 

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said more than 145,000 absentee votes have already been cast either by mail or in-person voting. The state’s previous record for absentee ballot voting was about 89,000.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters will decide whether to remove racist, segregation-era language from the state constitution in the upcoming election. 

The Alabama Constitution was approved in 1901 to enshrine white supremacy as state law. The racist language remains in the document today even though courts have long since struck down legalized segregation.

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s election’s chief says a group’s offer to pay churches $6 for every person they help to vote early this year does not violate any law. 

The “New South Souls to the Polls Initiative” is offering to pay churches a $6 contribution for each documented early vote.

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The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people are voting during the 2020 elections. November’s general election is no different. The option to vote with an absentee ballot has been granted to Alabamians in one of the most-watched presidential elections, but a lot of questions are being raised on the proper way to fill out an absentee ballot application and the absentee ballot itself.  

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Coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Alabama. The pandemic has led to changes and new safety measures across the state as Alabamians work to keep exposure low. Now, two separate lawsuits are seeking to ease the state’s rules on absentee and in-person voting during the deadly pandemic. Some precautions are already being taken, but advocacy groups say the restrictions force voters to choose between their health and their democratic right to vote.

Seth Levi is a chief strategy officer for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have easily won their party's presidential primaries in Alabama.

Trump had an insurmountable lead over the only other candidate on the GOP primary ballot, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. And Biden carried the state on Super Tuesday after a weekend appearance for an event commemorating the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma.

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