Roy Moore rode up on horseback to cast his vote in Alabama's special election

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  • The Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore rode his horse to the ballot box during Tuesday’s special election in Alabama.
  • He did the same in September’s primary election.

The embattled Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore showed up on horseback to cast his ballot in Tuesday’s major special election in Alabama.

Moore also rode his horse to vote in Alabama’s Republican primary in September, when he defeated the incumbent Republican Sen. Luther Strange.

The Republican candidate, facing several allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers from when he was in his 30s, is locked in a tight race with his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, a former US attorney in the state. The two are battling to fill the Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became attorney general.

Polling has been all over the place, with recent surveys showing a race that has Jones leading Moore by 10 points, Moore leading Jones by 9 points, and a tied contest.

In his final campaign rally on Monday, Moore told Alabamians, “If you don’t believe in my character, don’t vote for me.”

He was joined by Trump’s former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s far-right primary challenger, Paul Nehlen.

During that rally, Moore’s wife, Kayla, rebuked the idea that her husband was anti-Semitic or racist, saying “one of our attorneys is a Jew” and “we have many friends who are black.”

Polls close at 8 p.m. EST.


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