Alabama Senate special election results: Doug Jones wins
Democrat Doug Jones, a widely respected former U.S. attorney, has narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore, the embattled former chief justice, in Alabama’s special Senate election. That makes Jones the first Democrat to be elected to the United States Senate in Alabama in 25 years.
With all counties reporting, the Alabama Secretary of State reported Jones with 49.92 percent of the vote, and Moore with 48.38 percent of the vote.
“This entire race has been about dignity and respect,” Jones said in his victory speech. “This campaign has been about the rule of law.”
But Moore says he isn’t conceding yet. He wants a recount, he said in brief remarks late Tuesday night. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told CNN any candidate can request a recount, if they pay for it on their own. But he also said it’s very unlikely the outcome for Jones changes.
Jones’ win gives Republicans just a 51-49 edge in the Senate.
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