Democrat Doug Jones wins special election against Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, the Associated Press reports.
Voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state dealt a stark political blow to President Donald Trump and narrow the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two seats.
The state’s former U.S. attorney beat Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court whose campaign was upended by allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls amid a national reckoning with such sordid conduct.
Alabama Republican Roy Moore’s campaign manager said the candidate is not yet conceding the U.S. Senate race.
Rich Hobson told a somber crowd at Moore’s election night gathering that: “Some people are calling it. We are not calling it.”
The Associated Press declared at 9:24 p.m. (Eastern) that Jones had won the election.
Hobson said the margin is thin and there are still votes to be counted. He is asking Moore’s supporters to pray.