• Polls are open in the special Senate election to fill the seat left vacant when President Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

• The candidacy of Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee, was thrown into doubt over claims of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

• If Doug Jones, the Democratic challenger, wins, Republicans would see their Senate advantage dwindle to a single seat.

• Polls fully close in the state at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Some of her best friends are black and Jewish.

When Mr. Moore’s campaign held its final rally in Midland City late Monday, it was Kayla Moore, the candidate’s wife, who grabbed the headlines with her attempt to inoculate her husband from charges of bigotry that have dogged him. But her comments likely raised more eyebrows than praises: