For the first time in 25 years, Alabama has
elected a Democrat to the United States Senate.
Doug Jones has defeated the heavy-baggage, Trump-supported Roy Moore.
A big defeat for the economic nationalist Steve Bannon.
Amazing: turnout is at 72%-77% of '16 presidential race in heavily black counties, but just 55%-60% in rural white counties. Black voters punching above their weight tonight & giving Jones a chance. #ALSEN— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) December 13, 2017
African-American women (18% of electorate) went for Jones 97-3, per preliminary exit polls.— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) December 13, 2017
Charles Brakeley had a lot to do with this. He campaigned for Jones heavily in his native state. Expect him to run for office in the near future. But note: During an interview with CNN, after the Jones victory was declared, he sounded much more lefty than he has in the past.
UPDATE UPDATE 3
Roy Moore signals he will not concede and points to automatic recount provision.
Roy Moore refuses to concede: “When the vote is this close, it is not over” https://t.co/BOXSrjZR9d https://t.co/YbLoUSbUqb— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 13, 2017