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Provisional, Military ballots counted in Alabama Senate Race

The total number of ballots won't change the outcome of the election, according to the Alabama Secretary of State.

Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:16 AM

The Alabama Secretary of State Office just released the numbers for the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act for the December 12th special election, as well as provisional ballots.

The total number of ballots transmitted to the is 485, 366 of which have been returned. No additional ballots are eligible to be received.

The total number of provisional ballots received is 4,967, with just shy of 2,900 of them verified.
No additional ballots can be received.

In an official statement to the media, the state press secretary's office wrote, "Both UOCAVA ballots and approved provisional ballots will be counted and added to the totals before the counties certification deadline (as established by Alabama law) which is December 22, 2017."

Republican candidate Roy Moore mentioned provisional and military votes when he mentioned why he has not yet conceded the election. Approximately 20,600 votes separate him from election winner Doug Jones.

Moore's campaign discussed voter fraud allegations, but failed to respond when WAAY-31 reached out to them for further comments.

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