Washington Post Denied Entry to Roy Moore Election Night Event

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The outlet first reported the allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore.

Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign says The Washington Post is not being let into his election-night gathering in Montgomery.

The Post first reported the allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore.

Moore campaign spokeswoman Hannah Ford confirmed the newspaper is not being granted press credentials. The campaign told the newspaper it had reviewed its request and was denying it.

Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's election for a U.S. Senate seat.

Voter turnout appears heavier than expected in one of Alabama's most reliably Republican counties in the U.S. Senate election, and officials say they're not just seeing the usual GOP crowd.

Shelby County Probate Judge Jim Fuhrmeister says turnout appears higher than normal among young people and black voters in Tuesday's balloting. That could help Jones against Moore.

Democrats have a table outside one of the county's largest voting precincts in Helena, and volunteers from the Jones campaign are canvassing neighborhoods in normally Republican areas.

Fuhrmeister says he isn't predicting a Democratic win, but he expects the party to see some results for its efforts.

Shelby County, just south of Birmingham, is one of Alabama's most affluent counties. 

Polls close at 7 p.m. local time.

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