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Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election, according to a projection from the Fox News Decision Desk.
Doug Jones, whose uphill bid for U.S. Senate gathered strength when Republican Roy Moore was hit with charges of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, won Alabama’s special election Tuesday.
The victory by Jones, a former prosecutor, sliced the GOP’s Senate majority to a bare 51-49.
Moore would be have been the commanding favorite in this strongly Republican state, which voted overwhelmingly for President Trump and hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years.
But the allegations of sexual misconduct and a history of controversial statements and defiant actions that twice had Moore booted from the state Supreme Court gave Democrats and Jones the shot at an upset.