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What Alabama voters are saying as they head to the polls

JUDY WOODRUFF: All eyes are on Alabama today,as voters in the Southern state choose their

next U.S. senator in a special election.

It was originally expected to be a little-noticedrace with no real competition.

But, as John Yang reports, due to state politicsand sexual misconduct claims, the contest

between Republican Roy Moore and DemocratDoug Jones has come down to the wire.

JOHN YANG: Embattled Republican Senate candidateRoy Moore saddled up today, going on horseback

to vote at the fire station in Gallant, Alabama.

Asked if he had a message for the multiplewomen who have accused him of sexual misconduct

when they were teenagers, Moore replied, "Tellthe truth."

He also had a message for Alabamians.

ROY MOORE (R), Alabama Senatorial Candidate:Well, I think they out to go out and vote

their conscience.

And we have a tremendous turnout state.

The nation is watching this.

JOHN YANG: If Moore wins, Republican senatorshave promised he will face an ethics investigation.

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