On Tuesday, all eyes were on the Alabama Senate race as Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones were neck and neck up until the final count. In the end, Jones ended up pulling off the victory by a margin of only 1.5 percent.
The special election had extra attention because of the allegations that came forward last month against Roy Moore. Several women accused Moore of sexual misconduct when he was in his mid-30s.
The accusations were never proven true, and Moore denied the claims from the start. Recently, President Trump decided to give the Republican his complete endorsement.
President Trump spoke positively about Moore at events, sent out robocalls, and tweeted about the election. Meanwhile, Democrats naturally threw their support behind Jones.
The Democrat ended up winning by a mere 20,715 votes. The race was close up until the very end, and President Trump noted that the 22,819 write-in votes made a significant difference for Moore.
On Tuesday night, President Trump tweeted about the results.
He said congratulations to Jones and said that the Republicans will have “another shot at this seat in a very short period of time.”
He also noted that he had originally endorsed Luther Strange over Moore, and had a feeling that Moore would not win the General Election.
After the results came out, Jones said that President Trump called him to congratulate him. Regarding the call, Jones said that the president was “very gracious.”
Jones said, “It was a very gracious call. I very much appreciate it. He congratulated me on the race that we won. He congratulated me and my staff on the manner in which we handled this campaign and went forward. And we talked about finding that common ground, to work together.”
Jones said that President Trump invited him to the White House as well.
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