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State Government
  Governor  Kay Ivey 1 18 +19.07%
  Lieutenant Governor  Will Ainsworth 1 18 +22.56%
  Attorney General  Steve Marshall 1 18 +17.65%
  Secretary of State  John H. Merrill 2 18 +22.10%
  State Treasurer  John M. McMillan, Jr. 1 18 +94.28%
  Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries  Rick Pate 1 18 +94.37%
  State Auditor  Jim W. Zeigler 2 18 +20.93%
  AL State Senate  Republican Party Control 0 18 +54.29%
  AL State House  Republican Party Control 1 18 +46.67%
  Public Service Commission  Republican Party Control 0 18 +100.00%
  State Board of Education  Republican Party Control 0 18 +50.00%
State Judiciary
 State Courts   
  President  Donald Trump 1 16 +27.73%
  Senate Class II  Doug Jones 0 17 +1.63%
  Senate Class III  Richard Shelby 6 16 +28.09%
House of Representatives
  AL - District 01  Bradley Byrne 3 18 +26.38%
  AL - District 02  Martha Roby 5 18 +22.96%
  AL - District 03  Mike D. Rogers 9 18 +27.50%
  AL - District 04  Robert Aderholt 12 18 +59.65%
  AL - District 05  Morris J. "Mo" Brooks 5 18 +22.13%
  AL - District 06  Gary Palmer 3 18 +38.41%
  AL - District 07  Terri Sewell 5 18 +95.61%
County List
Party Leadership
  State Democratic Party Chair  Christopher John England 0 19 +23.98%
 State Republican Party Chair   
 Constitutional Amendments   

% Of Total VotesOfficeAlabama WinnerYrAlabama Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
1.67% U.S. Executive   Donald Trump 16 9 100.00% +43.49%
1.55% Popular Vote   Donald Trump 16 1,318,255 62.08% +16.00%

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Last ModifiedRP August 25, 2017 06:48pm
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State Mineral State Motto State Dance State Nickname State Quarter
"Audemus jura nostra defendere"
Hematite We Dare Defend Our Rights Folk Dance ”Heart of Dixie” Alabama State Quarter

The State of Alabama
"We Dare Defend Our Rights"

With its seat in Montgomery, Alabama became the 22nd State of the Union on December 14, 1819. Before becoming a state, Alabama became part of the Mississippi Territory in 1798. A couple decades later the Alabama Territory was created in 1817.

When Civil War broke, Montgomery became the first capital of the breakaway Confederate States of America. The end of the Civil War brought widespread hunger, poverty, and displacement to white & black Alabamians. Alabama came under military rule and General W. Swayne served virtually as military governor of Alabama in 1867. In 1868 Alabama voters, including black men voting for the first time, ratified a new Constitution that placed more emphasis on education and women's rights. Military rule ended in Alabama and Republicans gained control of the governor's office and the legislature.

Reconstruction brought improvements in education, especially for African Americans. Emphasis was also placed on internal improvements to roads and railroads, though there were allegations of fraud and misuse of state funds on these projects. Many white Alabamians fought Reconstruction through the political process and also through the emergence of organized resistance groups. The Ku Klux Klan was the most well known. Others were the Pale Faces and the Knights of the White Camellia. Republican Reconstruction ended in
Alabama in 1874 when Democrats re-gained control of the legislature & governor's office and, in the next year, rewrote the state constitution.

Post-Reconstruction Alabama remained racially segregated until the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, which begun in the state upon the election of Governor George Wallace who vowed, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

Preamble of the state of Alabama (1901)
We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.
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AL CDs 2013-2023 Jan 3, 2013-Jan 3, 2023

Largest Population Cities  
# City County Population As Of
1 Birmingham Jefferson 228,798 2008-07-01
2 Montgomery Montgomery 202,696 2008-07-01
3 Mobile Mobile 191,022 2008-07-01
4 Huntsville Madison 176,645 2008-07-01
5 Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 90,221 2008-07-01
6 Hoover Jefferson 71,020 2008-07-01
7 Dothan Houston 66,505 2008-07-01
8 Auburn Lee 56,088 2008-07-01
9 Decatur Morgan 56,068 2008-07-01
10 Madison Madison 38,714 2008-07-01
Largest Population Counties  
# County State Population As Of
1 Jefferson AL 665,027 2009-07-01
2 Mobile AL 411,721 2009-07-01
3 Madison AL 327,744 2009-07-01
4 Montgomery AL 224,119 2009-07-01
5 Baldwin AL 208,563 2016-07-01
6 Shelby AL 192,503 2009-07-01
7 Tuscaloosa AL 184,035 2009-07-01
8 Lee AL 135,883 2009-07-01
9 Morgan AL 117,293 2009-07-01
10 Calhoun AL 114,081 2009-07-01

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Demographic Amount % As Of Contributor
Population 4,779,736 100.00% Apr 01, 2010 RP

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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 07:00am Jan 01, 1900 07:00pm General Election AL Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Jul 13, 2010 07:00am Jul 13, 2010 07:00pm Primary Election AL Primary Run-Off  RP 
Mar 13, 2012 09:00pm Mar 13, 2012 09:00pm Primary Election AL Primary  Picimpalious 
Mar 01, 2016 07:00am Mar 01, 2016 07:00pm Primary Election AL Primary Election  RP 
Apr 12, 2016 07:00am Apr 12, 2016 07:00pm Primary Election Runoff AL Primary Election Runoff  RP 
Jun 17, 2017 07:00am Jun 17, 2017 07:00pm Primary Election Runoff AL Primary Election Runoff  RP 
Jun 05, 2018 07:00am Jun 05, 2018 07:00pm Primary Election AL Primary Election  RP 
Mar 03, 2020 07:00am Mar 03, 2020 07:00pm Primary Election AL Primary Election  RP 
Apr 14, 2020 07:00am Apr 14, 2020 07:00pm Primary Election Runoff AL Primary Election Runoff  RP 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 12, 2019 12:00pm General Wasted funds, destroyed property: How Alabama sheriffs undermine their successors after losing reelection  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 27, 2015 05:00pm General ALABAMA: State Prepares To Close 45 Of 49 DMV Offices, Shutting Out Poor Despite Strict Voter ID Law  Article RP 
Mar 25, 2015 11:40pm Legal Ruling Supreme Court rules against Alabama redistricting plan  Article RP 
Oct 27, 2012 09:00am News Ala. Constitution: Vote Looms on Amending History  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jun 25, 2012 05:30pm Commentary In Alabama Prisons, The Less Sheriffs Spend On Food For Inmates, The More They Earn  Article RP 
Nov 23, 2011 04:00pm General Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive  Article RP 
Aug 04, 2011 01:00pm Analysis Alabama: 36 percent on food stamps  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 09, 2011 11:00pm News Democrats say Alabama Republicans looking to switch parties  Article RBH 
May 19, 2011 01:00am News Revised Plan Would Return Etowah to 4th Congressional DIstrict  Article Juror #3 
Nov 09, 2010 04:15pm General Sex toy drive-thru: Alabama shop to offer window service  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 18, 2010 01:00pm News Feds Probe Teacher's Obama Assassination Lesson  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 12, 2009 09:00pm News Pelosi OK with Alabama's renegade Democrats  Article User 490 
Mar 12, 2009 02:15pm Proposed Legislation Alabama Bill Advances, Would Apportion Electoral Votes   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 08, 2008 03:15pm News Group dangles $50K for Jews who move to Ala. town  Article The Sunset Provision 
Nov 12, 2007 11:00pm Speculative Redistricting attempt could shut down House  Article eddy 9_99 
Jul 24, 2007 10:00pm Blog Entry Alabama Sex Toy Law - No Vibrators Allowed  Article Servo 
May 31, 2007 12:00pm News Alabama gov. signs slavery apology  Article Thomas Walker 
May 21, 2007 11:00am Poll Alabama conflicted on apology for slavery  Article CBlock941 
May 03, 2007 11:00am Proposed Legislation House approves bill on Sunday liquor sales  Article CBlock941 
Jan 22, 2007 07:00am News New Alabama Constitution?  Article Chronicler 
Nov 13, 2006 10:00am Study Survey: State's college economists mostly oppose minimum pay hike  Article CBlock941 
Aug 06, 2006 11:00am Speculative Republicans push to make gains in [AL] Legislature  Article RP 
Mar 17, 2006 08:00am News 'Rosa Parks Act' would bring pardons  Article Monsieur 
Jan 04, 2006 03:15pm News Bill Would Let Voters Decide On Rewriting Alabama Constitution  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 19, 2005 12:00pm News [AL]Republicans working for [legislative]majorities in 2006  Article User 490 
Jan 18, 2005 12:00am News [AL]State GOP coming with voter 'contract'  Article User 490 
Nov 22, 2004 12:00am Speculative [AL]Democrats consider GOP move  Article User 490 
Nov 12, 2004 12:00am News Alabama Dems seek new leader  Article User 490 
Aug 04, 2004 12:00am Idiocy Unexploded shells mishandled  Article None Entered 
May 23, 2004 12:00am News [AL] GOP donations investigated  Article User 490 
Apr 24, 2004 12:00am News [AL State]Senator aims for changes: Proposed constitutional amendment would alter how justices are elected  Article User 490 
Apr 21, 2004 12:00am News Former [State School Board] candidate sues Republicans  Article User 490 
Apr 07, 2004 12:00am News Alabama Overrides Governor's Veto; Designate State Whiskey  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 15, 2003 12:00am News Mayor beats Simmons 2 to 1  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 15, 2003 12:00am News Runoff pits Kincaid versus Smitherman  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 24, 2003 12:00am News State GOP raps Riley tax plan  Article karin1492 
Aug 16, 2003 12:00am General Alabama Tied in Knots by Tax Vote  Article ArmyDem