Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.
The crime was never prosecuted because two all-white grand juries refused to indict her attackers. Alabama lawmakers apologized in 2011.
Alabama officials released the recipients of thousands of write-in votes. Some are living. Some are dead. Some were never alive in the first place.
There were more than 22,000 write-in votes cast in the Alabama Senate race. That number exceeded the margin of Doug Jones’s victory. Republicans, unwilling to cross party lines, but unhappy with Roy S. Moore, presumably wrote in these names.
Less than 24 hours before Alabama officials were expected to certify the results of a Senate election, Roy S. Moore went to court claiming voter fraud.
In the wake of an election in Alabama with extraordinary turnout among black voters, questions remain about the role and impact of voting restrictions.