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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Sechel
Sechel

Trump now openly backed two Republicans and lost in Alabama. This will cause Trump and the Republicans to second guess Trump's influence at the voting booth and whether his popularity translates at the voting booth. In Alabama the answer would apparently be it does not. Trump doesn't like to lose and if the stories about Trump are true he will now sulk.

Sechel
Sechel

I agree with you Mish, if Democrats can they will will attempt to stall the bill. Not sure they have that power.

JonSellers
JonSellers

Dems can only stall the bill if the Senate parliamentarian says it boosts the deficit more than $1.5 trillion overnight 10 years. The reconciliation bill has to be done very carefully.

Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

Trump “openly backed” Luther Strange in the AL primary but Strange lost to Moore. Trump was then forced to back Moore if he hopes to get the support he will need to do anything. The spineless cowards in the GOP are not moved to support Trump and likely still wouldn’t be even if Moore emerged as the winner yesterday.

El_Tedo
El_Tedo

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