Doug Jones Scores Win In Alabama, Earns 97% Support From Black Female Voters

Democrat Doug Jones vanquished away Republican former judge Roy Moore in tonight’s closely watched special election in Alabama.

The race titled against Jones for much of the evening until numbers from the state’s largest, majority-Black areas, which included Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, came thru.

Black women voted for Doug Jones at an astonishing rate of 97%. Black men voted for Jones at a nearly equal rate of 92%.

Political analysts warned that Jones could only win by earning very high support from African-Americans in Alabama, who account for more than 30% of the state’s population.

Moore was accused by 8 women of sexual misconduct when he was a district attorney in his thirties and all of the women were in their teens–some as young as 14 years old.

Political watchers wondered how women voters would process those accusations at the voting booth. 65% of White women in the state went for Jones, but no one predicted that Black women would so resoundingly turn out against Moore.

Moore did not concede Tuesday night, and his campaign said they would wait on a recount and military ballots to be counted. Unfortunately for Moore, those are a very limited number of votes so they have a zero chance of overturning tonight’s outcome.

And any recount is highly unlikely to swing 20,000 votes–which Moore lost by.

Jones received a surprise congratulatory tweet from President Trump, who disparaged Jones during the campaign and worked hard to try to elect Moore: