By Mike Groll – 3:37 p.m.
November 8, 2020Alabama has officially declared Republican Roy Moore the winner of the Senate special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat in the U.S. Senate.
The race will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11.
The state’s Republican Party said on Twitter that the race was being held to fill Sessions’ vacated seat because “we can’t afford another Democrat to take the seat.”
Democrats are not backing Moore because they’re tired of the political circus.
Instead, they are backing him because he is a good and honorable man.
Alabama Democrat Doug Jones was declared the winner in the special election, beating out former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Jones has a narrow lead in the polls and many are predicting a landslide victory.
The Alabama Senate race is expected to be close.
The U.K.’s Daily Mail, a daily tabloid, said that polls have shown Jones leading the race by as much as 20 points.
The newspaper said Jones is the only Democrat who has not backed a Republican candidate in the Senate race.
“If Jones wins and replaces Sessions, the Republicans will be left with only a Democrat to defend their position,” the Daily Mail said.