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>> Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore makes his final appeal as voters in Alabama, decide whether they can overlook allegations of child molesting, in order to send a reliable ally of President Trump to the United States Senate.>> I wanna make America great again, with President Trump. I want America great, but I want America good and she can't be good-
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>> That's right.>> Until we go back to God.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Montgomery, Alabama where voters are headed to the polls, to choose between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones to fill a vacant Senate seat. Normally, this would be a no-brainer. Alabama's one of the most conservative states in the country, and no Democrat has been elected to statewide office since 2006.
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But this race has been upended in recent weeks, by allegations that Moore dated and may have even sexually assaulted teenage girls back when he was in his early 30s. This has put Republican voters in a difficult spot. Did they swallow their concerns and line up behind their party's candidate?
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Or do they go with the Democrat, somebody who has no personal issues whatsoever, but may vote against their interest once he makes it to Washington.>> Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations, and a recent Fox News poll found that only 39% of Alabama voters believe they are true.
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>> A lot of people, they know they have to vote for Roy Moore, but they can't vote for an accused child molester.>> David Wisdom and Michael Billington host a political podcast called the Young Alabama.>> This is Young Alabama. Welcome to the show.>> They're affiliated with the Birmingham Young Republicans, one of the first state GOP groups to call on Moore to quit the race after the allegations were made public.
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Both say they're considering writing in a candidate, rather than voting for either Moore or Jones.>> I think people are so tired of the mess, that they don't even wanna get involved with it. At this point they're just like, I don't know what's gonna happen, I don't care what's gonna happen, let me have my Christmas holidays, I'm done with Alabama politics for right now.
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>> It is time that we put our decency, our state before political party.>>
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Most polls show Moore holding a steady lead going in to the election. This is a heavily Republican state after all, and President Trump remains popular here. No matter what happens tonight, a Democratic upset or a Republican victory that divides the party, the result will be historic.>>