It was a nail-biter of a race in Alabama after one of the most hotly contested election battles in recent history. But in the end, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore to take U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat.
Not long ago, Moore was an obvious shoe-in for the seat in the red state of Alabama, but after a number of women came forward to accuse the former district attorney and judge of sexual misconduct 40 years ago, he found himself in a fight for not only his political life but for his entire reputation.
Still, with a lack of evidence to prove Moore’s accusers are telling the truth, and with many voters willing to vote for him in order to keep pro-abortion Jones out and maintain a comfortable Republican majority in the Senate, even the liberal media was predicting a Moore victory.
But with 100% of precincts reporting by 11:37 p.m. Eastern, according to the New York Times, the Associated Press had long declared Jones the winner. Jones finished with 49.9% of the votes compared to Moore with 48.4%.
Republicans and conservatives — who fiercely debated amidst each other whether to support or oppose Moore — were quick to react to Moore’s loss on social media. Conservative writer for The Blaze Matt Walsh had harsh words for Christians and conservatives who supported Moore.
Others weighed in, too.
President Trump also reacted to Jones' victory shortly after 11 p.m. Eastern and made reference to the effects of write-in campaigns — possibly the ones for former White House aide Lee Busby and former Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, both Republicans.
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