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Jones triumphs in Alabama; strong GOP state elects a Democrat

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published December 13, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Doug Jones takes the stage Tuesday night with his wife, Louise, in Birmingham after winning the Alabama special Senate election. “We have shown the country the way that we can be,” Jones said.

Republican candidate Roy Moore views the returns Tuesday night in Montgomery. Moore declined to concede. “It’s not over,” he said. “We know that God i...

Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special U.S. Senate election Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who endorsed GOP candidate Roy Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations against the candidate.

Republican candidate Roy Moore views the returns Tuesday night in Montgomery. Moore declined to concede. “It’s not over,” he said. “We know that God i...

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RBear says... December 13, 2017 at 5:14 a.m.

AL voters also sent a message to Trump that integrity matters which he should take to heart. The margin in the Senate is now 1 vote which means he has to thread a much smaller needle to get any legislative victories. Maybe it's time for him to start considering working WITH Democrats rather than dividing the nation.

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WGT says... December 13, 2017 at 5:45 a.m.

Good.
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Good for Doug Jones.
Good for Alabama.
Good for the upcoming millennials in politics.
Good riddance of Moore and his diseased trail of havoc.
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Socialist Democrats will put together a comeback to counter the hubris, vanity, ignorance and caprice that the Republican Party has become. Republicans have utterly shredded any semblance of respect to the voter. Jones victory here will be a step in the direction this nation will now follow.

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PopulistMom says... December 13, 2017 at 6:41 a.m.

WGT,

As David Gregory pointed out this morning, the Democrats are winning with centrists. The socialists only help elect Republicans. Just by mentioning the word "socialist," you are hurting the cause that you intend to help. While it is good that we picked up a Senate seat in the reddest state, the Democratic Party still is not popular in many parts of the nation. If the Republicans had not put up a pedophile, this would not have been a win.

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BOLTAR says... December 13, 2017 at 6:44 a.m.

Considering the impact of Trump’s endorsements, the Dems need him to hit the campaign trail hard during his remaining months in office.

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23cal says... December 13, 2017 at 6:46 a.m.

if we compare turnout to the 2008 AL senate race, turnout was roughly 2 million. That means about 700-800k people who voted in 2008 stayed home. They couldn't bring themselves to vote for a Democrat, but there was something, or many things, about Roy Moore that was a dealbreaker to them.
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Sessions won in 2014 with 97.3% of the vote. This wasn't just a win, it was a huge turnaround.
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"The Republican also argued that a Muslim shouldn't be allowed to serve in the House because of his religion...." Did you see Moore's campaign manager on Tapper's show? He said the reason Moore believed this was because you have to be sworn in on a bible and a Muslim couldn't ethically swear on a bible. Tapper informed him otherwise and the guy did the mouth agape, slow blink, deer in the headlights look to perfection. Don't ever wonder why liberals talk to and about these rubes as if they are ignorant. They are.
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Moore sidestepped questions about sexual misconduct as he arrived at his polling place on horseback. The horse was nervous. Hardly surprising......it was a 14 year old female.

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PopulistMom says... December 13, 2017 at 7:17 a.m.

I am decorating my Christmas tree this morning, and I am having trouble deciding what would be more festive--Christmas music or CNN.

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BOLTAR says... December 13, 2017 at 7:50 a.m.

Happy holidays, PopulistMom, as we enter the season of Festivus and celebrate our traditional airing of grievances. Join us as we gather around the poll (pun intended) and sing Have Yourself a Merry Little Trump Roast.

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JakeTidmore says... December 13, 2017 at 8:01 a.m.

From Rutrow at ARTimes (correcting the erroneous message I sent that only 2% difference was needed to trigger an automatic recount and adding a zinger):
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".....it's 0.5% for the automatic recount. And since the AL Supreme Court decided that all electronic voting results can be deleted immediately after the election, there can't be a recount.

I'm laughing my 4$$ off because the AL Supremes thought that their ruling would prevent Jones from getting a recount. Karma bites!!!"

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GDB58 says... December 13, 2017 at 8:27 a.m.

Dumocrats prevail...

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