Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore in Special Senate Election

Roy Moore, accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, lost to Doug Jones in a close election.

Doug Jones received 49.92 percent of the vote, and Moore received 48.38 percent, but Roy Moore Isn't Conceding.

Moore wants a recount, and he can have one, provided he pays for it himself.

The loss of a Senate seat cuts the Republican lead to 51-49.

Trump, who openly supported Moore, congratulated Jones.

Jones will not be seated until next year. If Republicans do not reconcile differences by the time the tax bill comes to vote, it may not pass.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Jannick
Jannick

I had a horrible dream of a bestial Bill Clinton when he was running for president, so I have had the 411 on that guy for a long time. He didn't come off as quite the Bible thumper as Moore, tho'.

SleemoG
SleemoG

Yes, second only to Anthony Kennedy.

SleemoG
SleemoG

El_Tedo -- "Susan Collins just became the 2nd most powerful person in America."

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

To Jon: (I hate this format - no way for direct reply) I agree and said so, Moore has lot of other baggage. I would have had trouble voting for him also. Once again the repubs showed their remarkable ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, with a very flawed candidate. I guess Moore thought being a Trump supporter would be enough, but it did not overcome his faults.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Then again Jannick, both of them together cannot even come close to the serial sexual abuser Slick Willie and his wife the Cover Up Queen. Plus Willie's crimes are a fact while Moore & Trump accusers - not so much. "We were on a date and he tried to kiss me!" OMG impeach him.