Alabama Senate Primary Becomes Test of Loyalty to Trump

Top Republicans on Tuesday’s ballot are competing to show their allegiance to president

There is no standardized voting method in the U.S., which can lead to uncertainty when things go wrong. But some experts say the patchwork of systems may help keep elections safe. WSJ’s Lorie Hirose explains.

WASHINGTON—At a White House event celebrating his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, President Trump singled out Rep. Bradley Byrne. The mention was brief: “Bradley Byrne, Alabama. What a great place. Thank you, Bradley.”

Within hours, Mr. Byrne’s Senate campaign had created an ad emphasizing the House lawmaker’s support of the president and was pushing it on digital platforms. The next day, it was on television in Alabama.

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