After bitter campaign, Alabama Senate race goes to voters

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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones embraces a supporter outside Bethel Baptist Church Tuesday, in Birmingham , Ala.

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Republican senate nominee Roy Moore rides a horse to a polling station to cast his ballot in Alabama’s special Senate election, Tuesday, in Gallant, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The bitter Senate race in deeply conservative Alabama went to the voters Tuesday as they chose between an embattled but well-known Republican accused of child molestation and a Democrat who hopes to break the GOP’s lock on the state and uphold “decency.”