Jones Wins..........

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Jones Wins..........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:05 am

"Roy Moore has lost his fight to be elected to the Senate in Alabama, beaten by Doug Jones, his Democrat rival, after a campaign dominated by accusations against Mr Moore of sexual assault of children.

The result was a big blow to President Donald Trump, who had gone against the advice of his inner circle to back the tarnished Republican. "

Headline in the Daily Telegraph.
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Re: Jones Wins..........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:51 am

Also from the Daily Telegraph............

"Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a stunning upset victory in Alabama's nail-biter Senate contest on Tuesday, is considered a champion for civil rights in a state that played a seminal role in the 1960s movement for racial equality.

Mr Jones' supporters erupted in cheers and jubilation as it became clear their portly, balding candidate had become the first Alabama Democrat to win a US Senate seat in 25 years."
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Re: Jones Wins..........

Postby Niner » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:43 pm

I voted for Jones....and my whole family probably did. The metropolitan areas went Jones and the small towns and less populated counties gave marginal pluralities to Moore.

Moore still, last I heard, demands a recount with the margin of victory for Jones at about 1.5 percent of the entire vote. And if the something like 23,000 write in votes for any name that came to mind, like Santa Claus or Charles Barkley , had gone to Moore instead of being a registered vote of disgust with the Republican candidate, Moore could have won. But as a citizen of Alabama I'm breathing a little easier. Not everybody in Alabama is so Republican that they would vote for a proven embarrassment over someone who has a commendable past and gives signs of not only being capable but obviously in his right mind.

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