The Latest: Washington Post banned from Moore gathering

The Latest on Alabama’s U.S. Senate election (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

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 them.

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

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3:45 p.m.

There are signs of heightened security at Republican Roy Moore’s election night gathering in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate.

Men in SWAT uniforms videoed the exterior of the building where Moore’s party is being held in Montgomery.

Campaign spokeswoman Hannah Ford said the campaign had previously received threats.

Earlier Tuesday, a Department of Homeland Security official said the agency is keeping an eye on the election.

The agency’s top infrastructure and cybersecurity official said a federal protective security adviser and a cybersecurity adviser are in Montgomery and working “side by side” with state government officials in case issues arise.

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2 p.m.

The Department of Homeland Security is keeping its eye on Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election.

The agency’s top infrastructure and cybersecurity official says a federal protective security adviser and a cybersecurity adviser are in the capital city of Montgomery and working “side by side” with state government officials in case issues arise.

Christopher Krebs says he’s not aware of any specific threats. But he says DHS has been working with the state “for quite some time” to prepare for any issues.

It’s part of a larger effort to better share threat information and provide technical support after DHS concluded Russian government hackers targeted election systems in 21 states last year.

Krebs says: “We learned our lessons last year.”

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1:55 p.m.

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 Democrat Doug Jones against Republican Roy Moore.

Democrats have a table outside one of the county’s largest voting…

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