Nick Saban for the Senate? Thousands cast write-in votes in Alabama race

University of Alabama coach Nick Saban, attorney General Jeff Sessions and outgoing GOP Sen. Luther foreign are believed to receive-in votes in Tuesday’s races in the Senate.


In a hard-fought race, the save left some voters uneasy, either major-party candidate, thousands of Alabamians their own choice decided to write on Tuesday in the special state Senate election.

And now, Democrat Doug Jones scored a narrow, historic victory over Republican Roy Moore, the statistics show that, write-in votes, was a significant factor.

“The people in Alabama, they sought a Declaration of write-in votes,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told Fox News’ Shannon Bream, after the results came in on Tuesday.


Alabama secretary of state on the impact of the write-in votes

Alabama saw an increase in the number of write-ins, compared to the 2016 Senate race.

According to Merrill’s office, 22,780 people in Alabama voted on Tuesday in the case of a write-in candidate. This number is greater than the 20,715 votes, Jones beat Moore, something that was called, in the analysis of Moore’s with the defeat of the conservative government.

“Write-in votes played a very big role,” President Trump tweeted.

Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard-fought victory. The write-in votes played a huge factor, but a win is a win. The people in Alabama are great, and the Republicans still have a recording of this place in a very short period of time. It never ends!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017

In the year 2016, if the senior-Sr., Richard Shelby was up for re-election, have written 3,631 people in the candidate.

Some voters took to reveal social media, your decisions, who claimed she wrote in the well-known Status symbols, such as the University of Alabama coach Nick Saban.

A person tweeted a photo of a ballot paper and said: “my wife wrote in Nick Saban. I know at least 3 others that did it.”

@wrote darrenrovell my wife in Nick Saban. I know at least 3 others that did it.

— Scott W. Hunter (@SWHesq) December 13, 2017


Last week, 66-year-old Richard Barnett, Birmingham, Fox News said he would probably write in, Sr., Luther Strange, lost Moore in the primary.

Also, Sr., Shelby said that they would vote before the election, he, in the case of a write-in candidate, after allegations of past sexual misconduct surfaced behavior against Moore. Shelby said he could not bring himself to vote for a Democrat like Jones, so he instead wrote an “emerging Republicans”.

Some Republicans had also proposed the drafting of former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions who has retired from office, the Senate seat to Trump’s attorney general, to provide a write-in effort.

Meetings not interested, but a Billboard in Dothan, Ala., to see the promotion of the voters was to write his name anyway.

Billboard in Dothan, Alabama: “vote for the Republicans actually allowed in the mall. Write To Jeff Sessions.”

— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 11, 2017

Merrill, the secretary of state, said that the write can be processed in votes and to be revealed in the next week.

“It is understandable exactly who actually got the votes and what that will mean for the final difference,” he said.

Jones defeated Moore the first Democrat to win election to the Senate from Alabama in 25 years.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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