Democrat Wins Republican Stronghold Alabama Senate

The Senator-elect Doug Jones in a rally with former Vice President Joe Biden in Alabama Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Senator-elect Doug Jones in a rally with former Vice President Joe Biden in Alabama Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Doug Jones has defeated the controversial Republican candidate Roy Moore who was endorsed by the U.S President Donald Trump.

The newly elected Senator Jones has become the first Democrat Senator from Alabama, a Republican stronghold, in 25 years.

Moore’s defeat came as a massive blow to the U.S. President Donald Trump who endorsed him despite the Republican establishment’s rejection.

Democrat’s victory in Alabama Senate means the rise of Democrat influence in the U.S. Senate.

Moore’s defeat narrowed the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49. This would make Trump legislate any major law way too tough.

Losing only two Senate support from the Republican side would mean losing the deal for President Trump.

The Republican candidate Mr. Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct with the teenage girls which he repeatedly refused.

The election results, however, proved the Alabama voters believed in the allegations and at the same time, Democrats would love to consider Alabama’s result as a rejection of ‘Trumpism’ by the American voters.

Mr. Moore has refused to accede defeat, though. He said, “We’ve been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light,” he said. “Realise that when the vote is this close that it’s not over.”

The triumphant Mr. Jones said, “This campaign has been about the rule of law. This campaign has been about common courtesy and decency and making sure everyone in this state, regardless of which zip code you live in, is going to get a fair shake in life.”


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