GOP civil war to follow, after record black turnout pushes Democrat Doug Jones to stunning Alabama win
Oh my god this is the saddest piece of sad clinging to the bottom of the saddest sack there is: xCory Gardner is already recruiting Jones to switch parties pic.twitter.com/rQecr8ozw7— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 13, 2017 My word! This is just never, ever, ever gonna happen. Doug Jones not only won statewide in Alabama as a Democrat, he did so as a Democrat who supports reproductive rights, believes in climate change, wants to pass the DREAM Act, and backs Obamacare. Cory Gardner is utterly delusional if he thinks a man like this is going to switch sides. No, it’s time for the GOP to face reality: They backed a bigoted child molester who dragged their party down deeper into the gutter than the considerable depths they’d already reached in supporting Donald Trump, and the price they’ll pay is an ultra-narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate—not to mention the reputational hit they so richly deserve for putting party over country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, Daily Kos congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on his victory in the special U.S. Senate election in Alabama. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore 49.6-48.8 percent to continue this year’s string of Democratic successes at the ballot box. Daily Kos endorsed Jones, and the Daily Kos community donated over $213,000 to his campaign via more than 11,000 small-dollar, grassroots donations. “Daily Kos is not only pleased to be part of Doug Jones’ victory tonight, but we’re also thrilled to support a total rebuke of Republican Roy Moore and his history of racism, anti-LGBT bigotry, and child predation,” said Daily Kos Political Director David Nir. “Jones’ mainstream views on reproductive rights, addressing climate change, protecting DREAMers, and improving Obamacare make him a crucial addition to the U.S. Senate, especially at time when Trump and the GOP stand in stark opposition to the majority of Americans on all these issues. “Moreover, the fact that the RNC and other national-level Republicans shamefully stood by Moore even as more and more women came forward to report his sexual misconduct will forever taint the GOP,” Nir continued. “Just as the election of Doug Jones was both a political and moral victory for progressives, Republicans’ support of Roy Moore will be an albatross around their necks in 2018 and beyond. “Tonight’s victory in Alabama is not only a stark condemnation of the Trump agenda, it’s also another data point in the irrefutable trend of Democratic strength this election cycle,” Nir concluded. “Alabama’s results confirm the dire situation facing Republicans this election cycle: GOP candidates are consistently performing poorly and are on track to lose races at all levels of the ballot in 2018.”
Wow! It’s official! Democratic candidate Doug Jones has been declared the winner in the Alabama Senate race. Not only great news for our country and our Party, but a direct slap in the face to Donald Trump. Win, win, win. November, 2018, here we come! Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 · 3:26:27 AM +00:00 · Barbara Morrill xBREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones wins election as U.S. senator from Alabama. @AP race call at 10:23 p.m. EST. #AlabamaElection #APracecall— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) December 13, 2017
Polls close at 8 PM ET tonight in Alabama, where Republican Roy Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones for the final three years of Jeff Sessions’ term. Alabama hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office in close to 10 years, but numerous reports of Moore’s past predatory behavior have made this race as unpredictable as they come. Recent polls have been all over the map, suggesting any outcome is possible. To help follow along as the results come in, David Jarman has created benchmarks for the most important counties, which will give target numbers that Jones or Moore will have to meet in order to narrowly win statewide. We’re liveblogging the results below, and you can also follow our coverage on Twitter. Note that while voters have the option to write in a name other than Moore or Jones, the state won’t tally write-in votesunless the total number of write-ins exceeds the margin of victory between the two official candidates. Results: Secretary of State | Associated Press | New York Times
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