Number of actual write-in votes for Nick Saban revealed in Alabama's Senate race

Nick Saban did not sway this month’s stunning Alabama U.S. Senate election, but the Alabama coach did receive the seventh-most write-in votes, according to

Alabamians cast a total of 22,819 write-in votes during the narrow race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

Jones won by 20,715 votes. Saban received 264.

MORE: Did write-in votes for Nick Saban sway the Alabama Senate election?

One Alabama fan admitted to MSNBC that he voted for the football coach.

Days before the election, Democrat group American Bridge 21st Century, encouraged Alabamians to write-in Saban’s name.

It was actually Sen. Luther Strange who received the most write-in votes, with 5,822.


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