The New York Times reports:
Alabama votes today in the Republican runoff to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. Polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. The winner will face the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, a former United States attorney, on Dec. 12.
Northern Alabama may end up being a pivotal region, with Senator Luther Strange and Roy Moore, a former State Supreme Court justice, facing off. The area was a stronghold of Representative Mo Brooks, who came in third in the primary. Since then, Mr. Strange has targeted Mr. Brooks’s home base of Huntsville, and President Trump campaigned for him there last week.
Over all, the race most likely hinges on turnout of Mr. Moore’s rural base and Mr. Strange’s supporters around Birmingham and Mobile. To offset his rival’s dedicated backers, Mr. Strange is counting on a larger number of voters — beyond those who participated in the primary.