MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) - The Alabama Republican Senate runoff comes to a close tonight as voters across Alabama head to the polls to decide whether they want incumbent Sen. Luther Strange or former Judge Roy Moore to serve as the Republican nominee in the election to fill Attorney General Jeff Session’s Senate seat.
Alabama is home to over 60 counties, but two could decide tonight’s race and possibly impact major votes in the U.S. Senate in the months to come.
The first county to watch for is Baldwin County. This south Alabama county went for Luther Strange back in August, but only by two points. Roy Moore had his final campaign rally here last night with conservative leaders such as former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and BREXIT leader Nigel Farage. Local state Sen. Trip Pittman, who failed to make the runoff, won over 20 percent of the vote here in August and has since endorsed Moore.
The second county to watch for is Madison County. This county, home to Huntsville, went over 50 percent to Rep. Mo Brooks who failed to make the runoff, Brooks has since endorsed Moore. Strange has campaigned hard in this county in recent days, even hosting a large rally with President Donald Trump on Friday. The person who wins Madison County could possibly win this election.