President Trump cruised to victory in Alabama, a state that he won in 2016 by 28 percentage points. Read more
The Republican Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, won a seat that had been held by Senator Doug Jones, a Democrat who eked out a win in a special election in 2017. Mr. Jones was considered to be his party’s most vulnerable incumbent. His loss will make it harder for the Democrats to flip the Senate.
Mr. Tuberville had pledged fealty to the president, who backed him in the primary race. Mr. Jones voted against Mr. Trump’s nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and he voted to convict the president in the impeachment trial this year. Those stances have made Mr. Jones the target of attack ads.
Less than two weeks before Election Day, the Supreme Court blocked a ruling that would have allowed counties in Alabama to offer curbside voting. — ISABELLA GRULLÓN PAZ Read less