By Zach Hester, Reporter • email@example.com
ALABAMA — On Tuesday night, former Auburn Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) defeated incumbent U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in the race for U.S. Senate.
Tuberville unseated Jones after a highly-advertised race to save Jones’s seat, which was considered the most flippable seat for Republicans when it comes to U.S. Senate races.
With 98% of precincts reporting, Tuberville has 60.44% (1,381,938 votes) of the vote share over Jones's 39.56% (904,683 votes). In DeKalb County, one of the most Tuberville-friendly areas in the entire state, the former Auburn coach defeated Jones with over 80% of the vote.
Jones was first elected to the U.S. Senate in a 2017 special election to replace Jeff Sessions, who resigned to serve as Attorney General in the Trump administration. In that race, Jones defeated former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.
The final results for the race will be certified next week when all provisional ballots will be opened.