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Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

by Countable | 12.12.17

In an off-year upset, the Democratic contender won the race to fill the Senate seat of now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Lawyer Doug Jones will be the first Democrat to represent the deeply Republican state of Alabama in more than a quarter century. Jones will now serve the remainder of Sessions' term, facing reelection in 2020.

The Republican candidate, former judge Roy S. Moore, faced criticism for allegations that he dated teenage girls when he was in his 30s. That, plus his unorthodox decisions as a judge, which twice lead to his unseating from the bench, put significant drag on Moore's campaign.

The election of Jones, the Democrat, marks an important change in the political makeup of the U.S. Senate, where Republicans will now hold a one-seat margin as the majority party. This has significant implications for the agendas of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans.

What do you think about this election? Do you expect it to change the priorities of your government? Comment below and hit the Take Action button to make your voice heard.

— Andrea Seabrook

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  • Vanessa
    12/13/2017
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    CONGRADULATIONS to the Great State of Alabama! You have shown the Nation your morale integrity and we Thank You.

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  • SirRobert
    12/13/2017
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    Alabama has sent a message to Washington on behalf on all Americans, we will not accept anything less than the highest standards from our elected officials! I want an investigation into the slush fund that is funded with my tax dollars and pays settlements to victims of politicians sex abuses!! Every politician involved in a settlement needs to resign! Special elections all around!

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  • Andrew
    12/13/2017
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    Yes. Thank you Alabama, the #MeToo movement and our Democracy. We will come out of this fog soon and we will be back to the great Nation we really are. A Democracy which reflects the human values of decency, equality and fairness.

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  • akaywri
    12/13/2017
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    The majority of white Alabamans voted for Moore(63% of white women vs 98% of Black women). This victory is due to Black Americans! Once again Black Americans are on the right side of history.

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  • Karen
    12/13/2017
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    Congratulations. Thank you Alabama for voting Country over Party.

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  • George
    12/13/2017
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    The balance of power is shifting to the left and the Republican Party has Trump to thank. He is singlehandedly destroying the party from the inside.

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  • Tiana
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    If you live in AL, thank a Black voter!

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  • Christine
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    Thank you to the good people of Alabama! My mom always tells me that good people will not let evil prevail!

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  • Donna
    12/13/2017
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    Make America Blue Again.

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  • Judith
    12/13/2017
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    AT THE VERY LEAST IT PROVES ALABAMANS ARE NOT ALL THE ANIMALS IT TAKES TO PUT A CHILD MOLESTER IN A POSITION OF POWER ! NOW TO GET RID OF THE GROPER IN CHIEF !! AND THE REST OF THE REPUBLICAN PERVS THAT SUPPORTED MOORE !! OFF WITH THEIR HEADS !!! ITS A GOOD START !!

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  • Phyllis
    12/13/2017
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    Whhooohooo restored my faith in mankind

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  • Fl'nell
    12/13/2017
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    There's hope!

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  • Deborah
    12/13/2017
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    Congrats to u! There is a God! Watching the numbers change, I think I have never been sweating bullets willing the numbers to get where u needed! I’m Deb and I live in Oklahoma.(Boomer Sooner Senator)!Good is about all I can think of so u have a moment and then u can start fixing things! God Bless u and ur family!

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  • Tiana
    12/13/2017
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    And for all of you on here speaking about allegations…if they were enough to get the Senator in MN and representative in MI to resign, it should be enough for us to keep Moore’s ass out of Congress!

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  • Erick
    12/13/2017
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    Oh my God, there is a little bit of hope left in this country. Please great Jones with open arms.

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  • Michelle
    12/13/2017
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    I am greatful for that our nation is engaging more and more in the process of government and Democracy. That we are reminded tonight of the power of the vote. There is so much work still ahead. Active participation will lend itself to positive changes! Thank you Alabama for showing the way.

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  • John
    12/13/2017
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    Alabama voted for the right person today...

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  • RobLittwin
    12/13/2017
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    This is a victory, but let's not forget how many people voted for Moore. This doesn't change the racism, zealotry, and willful ignorance that led us down this path to begin with. We have so much work to do.

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  • Merrilee
    12/13/2017
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    Thank God!!!! We just might be climbing out of the toilet!

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  • Dustin
    12/13/2017
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    I am loving this right here! #ThanksBama

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