Alabama’s Moore,Strange election saga — results here & Update

Steve Bannon gins up Alabama crowd for Roy Moore

There’s no question SRAZ has intelligent readers. That’s evident by the high level of comments our posts receive.  But following this unwieldy saga takes more than brainpower. It requires an elevated degree of concentration and commitment to following its twists and turns.. Here‘s the condensed version:

President Trump’s appointment of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General left a senate vacancy.  Luther Strange, the state’s Attorney General was appointed to fill the seat by former Gov. Robert Bentley. But wouldn’t you know? Bentley was under investigation by Strange’s office for his involvement in a sex scandal. Bentley resigned after appointing Strange, Mitch McConnell’s establishment candidate — none of which passes the smell test.

 A three way GOP primary followed  in August, Conservative former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore was the top vote getter. He and Strange are competing in a runoff today. The victor will face Democrat Doug Jones in a December special election.

But wait.  There’s more.

Last week President Trump entered the fray, traveling to Alabama to endorse Luther Strange, declaring Roy Moore can’t win the General Election. To ensure that prediction, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been pouring $millions into negative advertising against Moore through PACs with which he’s aligned, notably the Senate Leadership Fund super PAC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

McConnell wants to retain his leadership post and he’s counting on Strange’s vote to make that a reality. Conservatives are rightfully dissatisfied with both McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who lead GOP majorities in their respective chambers and yet have fallen far short of expectations.

 Moore has said he would “defeat this Washington elitist crowd,” a direct job at McConnell.

Monday night former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon brought down the barn in which he was speaking on behalf of Roy Moore, declaring war on the GOP establishment and telling the crowd that the D.C. elites behind Strange’s campaign regard Alabama voters as “a pack of morons. They think you’re nothing but rubes. They have no interest at all in what you have to say, what you have to think or what you want to do. And tomorrow, you’re gonna get an opportunity to tell them what you think of the elites who run this country!”

Bannon made it clear he was not chastising the president, stating that it was Moore, not Strange, who would do the most to back the Trump agenda.

Tonight’s  election results  will tell whether the establishment syndicate or the conservative base have their fingers on the pulse of Alabama Republicans. Polls close in Alabama at 7 PM. — 5 PM AZ time.

Alabama vote for Roy Moore is a stunning repudiation of Mitch McConnell and D.C. establishment

Unofficial statewide election results with all counties reporting:

Roy Moore 54.89% trounced Luther Strange 45.11%

This spectacular Alabama upset ran concurrent to the news that Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, a McConnell ally, has announced his retirement, leaving another senate vacancy. Tennessee swept Donald Trump into the presidency in 2016 with 60.7% to Hillary Clinton’s 34.7%. Trump took all 11 electoral votes.

Donald Trump also carried Alabama in 2016, with 62.1% to Clinton’s 34.4%  He captured all 9 electoral votes.

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9 Responses to Alabama’s Moore,Strange election saga — results here & Update

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    Today, one of the bylines on breitbart: Establishment Going Full Scorched Earth.

    Meanwhile
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    The 7Up bottling company owned by Pepsi in Mexico is the originating site of methamphetamines having been placed in cans of the popular soft drink. It has hospitalized several people in the Baja, CA area, and there is one fatality.
    At this time, at least 77,000 cans have been pulled from shelves in that region.
    BANNER HEALTH poison control and toxicology have issued alerts to their facilities.

    Huge outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego area and now LA county.
    Bureaucrat morons are “bleaching the streets”, which is a waste of time and money. Homeless people are defacating anywhere and everywhere because CA is too busy providing top notch services to illegals and ignoring American citizens, many of whom are U.S. military veterans who, for various reasons, are without the basic necessities of life.

  2. MacBeth says:

    This recently released FOX10 News/Strategy Research statewide poll shows Moore leading Strange by 8-points!
    http://www.fox10tv.com/story/36422979/roy-moore-leads-luther-strange-in-fox10-news-poll#.WcRdFJchrLk.twitter

  3. Kimball says:

    Trump was foolish to allow himself to be manipulated by the slippery McConnell. There was no upside to him getting involved in this intra -party primary. I view his efforts as helping the Democrat.

  4. Rambling Rose says:

    Judge Moore is considered “controversial” because he hold true to his Christian beliefs. In today’s secular world that’s considered taboo.

    I noticed Pres, Trump repeatedly referred to Judge Roy Moore as “Ray” Moore. I figured that was a deliberate means of marginalizing the former Alabama Chief Justice. Could be wrong, but i don’t think so…..

  5. Matt DeGennaro says:

    If I were able to cast a ballot in Alabama, it would be for Roy Moore. I notice that Pres. Trump said he would support him if Moore won this runoff. If I were Moore, I’d tell him “thanks, but no thanks.” I’d consider that an insult.

    I voted for Donald Trump and cheered his victory but am bothered by the fact that he shows too little restraint. It seems to me that the last person he talks to has his allegiance. It that’s the case, his staff should bar the Oval Office door to McConnell and Ryan.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Now that the GOPe gave in and saved ObamaCare yet again, Judge Roy Moore has an even better chance of winning tonight.

  7. greenvalleygal says:

    Grateful for the health alert passed on to friends in Ensenada!

    The question is, “Who convinced Trump to support Luther Strange??” Let’s be alert on that front.

  8. jojo says:

    Bingo! Bannon is going to be looking into who sabotaged PDJT by telling him how great Strange was. It’s getting interestinger & interestinger. (Made up word, bit I like it). Love how the chaos is letting us know who is for us and who is against us. Lots of R’s against us including McCain, Ryan, McSally and the rest of the AZ delegation except Franks & Gosar. The only 2 who are NOT beholden to the “party”. Get ’em outta there.

  9. Kathy says:

    Roy Moore wins!!! Beats the establishment and their millions pumped in for Luther. This is great!! Thank you voters in Alabama!!! It begins – drain the swamp. Now Moore will need additonal support because the swamp will try to help the Dem.