Quick Takes: Live Blogging the Alabama Senate Election

I’m going to be live blogging the Alabama senate race results as they come in. Polls don’t close for another two hours (7:00 pm central time), so I thought I’d give you a couple of things to chew on in the meantime.

First of all, here is a fascinating twitter thread from Al Giordano earlier today after he talked to a source in the Mobile County NAACP. Anyone who suggests that GOTV efforts in the African American community were lacking doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Here’s how Al summed up:

Exit polls have been released, but as always, should be taken with a grain of salt. However, here are some interesting tidbits:

7:00 pm: As the polls close, David Jarman has an excellent county-by-county breakdown of what to look for as the results begin to come in.

You can check the results here and here.

7:25 pm: This could come in handy:

7:45 pm: Results are trickling in. From what we’ve seen so far, it could be a long night.

7:50 pm: I just HAD to drop this one in:

8:24 pm: The predictors at the NYT have a pretty complicated model that I don’t even begin to understnad. But here’s what it looked like a few minutes ago.

8:30 pm: Here’s the explanation for what the NYT model is predicting:

9:05 pm: Another note about turnout:

9:25 pm: It’s official, Jones takes the lead.

9:30 pm: Fox News, Politico and AP have called the race for Doug Jones!!!!!!!

9:38 pm: With this, I’m outta here.

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Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @Smartypants60.