Runoff election update

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Tommy Tuberville has won the Republican nomination for United States Senator in the runoff election.

“It’s great to be an Alabama Republican,”Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a press release. “Our voters have spoken and they have chosen an outstanding U.S. Senate nominee for the November 3rd General Election, Coach Tommy Tuberville. Even under difficult circumstances with the COVID-19 situation, Alabamians were deeply engaged and determined to participate in our voting process.”

The majority of local voters also sided with Tuberville.

With 100 percent of the polling places reporting,  72.56 % of those voting chose Tuberville. Tuberville received 4,183 local votes, according to information from the Alabama Department of State.

Candidate Jeff Session received 27.44 % of the vote, which was 1,582 votes.

According to reports, voter turnout was 19.89%

The winner of this runoff will face the incumbent Doug Jones (Democrat) in the general election.

Beth Kellum won the Republican nomination for Court of Criminal Appeals Judge (Place 2), which had also appeared on the local ballot.

“While we had two exceptional candidates for the Criminal Court of Appeals, Alabama Republican voters have selected a highly qualified legal mind to be their nominee for the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals,” Lathan said in a press release.  “Beth Kellum has proven herself to a be a strong judge during her previous two terms on the bench. Combined with her extensive legal career, we are confident Judge Kellum will win re-election and return to this seat on November 3rd. We look forward to her continued service with the upmost integrity and seriousness she has shown Alabama as a judge.”