Alabama voters vote party line, they are hard core with a sense of blind partisanship that keeps them from seeing beyond the Republican or Democratic label.
In a special election, during the Christmas season, coupled with low voter turnout, this election may by Moore's to lose, regardless of his past or present love for teenage girls.
Therefore, Senator Flake's "country over party" donation probably won't make a difference in this special election.
The phrase "country over party" is becoming synonymous with the movement of Republicans who oppose President Donald Trump and see a candidate like Moore — whom Trump formally endorsed on Monday — as exemplifying the erosion of the GOP's core values.
Flake is one of the most outspoken critics of the president in Congress. Earlier this year, in announcing his retirement, Flake said he refused to be "complicit" in the undermining of democratic principles and values. "I have children and grandchildren to answer to, and so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit," he said.
Flake has been even more critical of Moore, however, and his Tuesday donation is an extension of his well-known opposition to the controversial former judge. CNBC