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In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset

AP Photo/John Bazemore MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones assembled an unusual Deep South alliance to claim a Senate seat Tuesday in Republican-dominated Alabama, combining strong turnout among African-Americans and white liberals with enough crossover support from conservatives who couldn’t stomach scandal-ridden Republican nominee Roy Moore. Among those disaffected GOP voters was the state’s most powerful Republican, Sen. Richard Shelby, who very well may have handed Jones his victory margin of about 1.5 percentage points. The six-term senator made a late campaign show … Read the referenced story here: In…

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