This is beside the point, but I got what I wanted for Hanukkah!
This is beside the point, but I got what I wanted for Hanukkah! Justin Sullivan / Staff

The AP is calling it for Jones:

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With that, the Democrats pick up a Senate seat in AL-A-BAMA, which was most recently vacated by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the current head of the DOJ under the worst President ever to hold the office.

The share of power between the parties in the Senate is now 51/49 with the Republicans in the majority. The Senate is looking a little bit more flippable in 2018.

Looks like a huge turnout among black voters, despite mass voter suppression, just helped to save the country in a big way. Thank you (again) black people. Thank you cities. Thank you everyone who knocked on a door and/or picked up a phone.

Of course, hundreds of thousands of Alabamians also proved tonight that they were willing to vote for an alleged child molester and confirmed bigot over a Democrat.


Statement from Steven Law, Mitch McConnell's former chief of staff:


LOL the National Republican Senate Committee is hoping that Jones will caucus with the Republicans because they're so used to people buying their bullshit they figure why not just float another cow pie out there real quick while everyone is distracted:


Doug Jones began his victory speech with a line that rang true for many: "I think I have been waiting all my life, and now I just don't know what the hell to say," he said.

Meanwhile, at the Roy Moore election night party, Gabe and Prascilla were leading everybody in a couple hymns. Nobody appeared to know the words. At one point, Gabe said, "I highly encourage you to pull out your smart phones and look at the lyrics. The more you can join us, the stronger we'll sound."

At 10:30 CST, Moore took the mic and refused to concede, saying that we have to "wait on God and let this process play out." He cited a law in Alabama that requires a recount if the margin falls to 0.5 percent. The margin of victory for Jones right now is 1.1 percent.

A recount is possible but unlikely. Moore just wants to live in the reality Bannon built for him for as long as he can.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-are-jubilant—and-newly-confident-about-2018—as-alabama-delivers-win-on-trumps-turf/2017/12/12/81b45964-deb7-11e7-8679-a9728984779c_story.html