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“Black voters turned out” isn’t the full story of Alabama’s surprise Democratic win

Ana Campoy
“Black voters turned out” isn’t the full story of Alabama’s surprise Democratic win

In 2014, Democrats thought winning a senate seat in Alabama was such a long shot that they didn’t even field a candidate—Republican Jeff Sessions, now US attorney general, ran unopposed and won. But the special senate election to replace Sessions on Tuesday (Dec. 12) shows that Alabama—and potentially other deeply red jurisdictions—are not a lost…