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Democrat Doug Jones upset Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama special election to win the senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year.

Jones' win is all the more remarkable because Alabama is the reddest state in America, but Moore was unable to overcome those pesky sexual harassment allegations that plagued his campaign.

President Trump congratulated Jones "on a hard fought victory." He blamed the loss on write-in votes, "but a win is a win."

Right now the Republicans still control the Senate.

Democrats, who hold 25 seats in the Senate, will need to pick up 3 more seats to gain control of the Senate.

Celebrities who see Jones' win as a rejection of President Trump celebrated on social media.

 

 

 

ALL DA WAY THAT WAY!!!!! Couldn't have said it better myself bro!!! @mainohustlehard ?????

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Let's go!!! I knew we could do it!!!! Great job Alabama you make me proud!!!

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#takeDat LOVE OVER HATE! #takedat

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  • Evillene

    Black women of Alabama, thank you. You have, metaphorically, carried the whole of us on your hips for centuries and you have not let us fall.

  • Evillene

    Jones seat is secure until 2020 giving him an opportunity to vote to impeach Trump before he is up for re-election.

  • No Love Lost

    Somebody go check on Donny tiny hands Trump ?

  • VM

    This is my home state and I am appalled that people still voted for that perverted bastard. These days things can go left in a matter of minutes with all of these sexual assault cases coming to the surface. Now lets see what jones is going to do and the time starts now.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • MsPam

    Why is it a good day? What does his win do for black folks or anyone at all?! Y’all need to stop playing with Jehovah god he doesn’t care about this mess!

  • MsPam

    Can someone interpret what Mainohustlehard said?! What language is he speaking?!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If somebody has to explain to you why it's good that a sexual abuser/assaulter didn't get voted into the US Senate... well, just never mind then.

  • MsPam

    What about the sexual abuser/assaulter that’s already in the Senate?!

  • Evillene

    Chile...what will it take to wake these c00ns? Black people need to support candidates at state and federal level who do not denigrate or attempt to turn back time to slavery -- i.e. when America was great again.

  • Evillene

    White people will NEVER release their privilege even if they had to make a deal with Satan himself.

  • Jussjess25

    I totally agree with you Ms. Pam!!black people are always celebrating symbolic victories. What is another white man in alabama going to do for black people, that the rapist wouldn't??? Nothing at all that's what. Smh celebrate my behind

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And on the day that Donald Trump implied that a sitting female U.S. Senator traded sexual favors for campaign donations a Republican pedophile Moore lost in deep red Alabama.

  • A D N

    Black lives matter in that election. The black vote is often underestimated, but makes all the difference...like tonight. Good job Alabama voters.

  • hottlanta

    He got FIRED from 2 judgeships that is good enough for me. Why aren't people talking about his qualifications. Bad enough we got an unqualified President, Education, Housing, EPA Director and the list goes on. Let get someone in there who has some credentials. White privilege has gone amuk. He wanted to stop the Constitution at the 10th Amendment and keep slavery legal. He is a Republican he wouldn't do that. They hate slavery.

  • hottlanta

    On that same day he said he never met the other women who said he sexually assaulted them. That means he never met his wife who said he raped her as well. I guess Bannon can take his grissly azz back into the woods. Acting like he is one of those people in Alabama saying no one can come down to tell Alabama what do it. He is a globalist Goldman Sachs outsider trying to act as if he one of them by telling them what to do.

  • A D N

    My sentiment.

  • Vonn

    donnie is such a child. He could have kept his backhanded congratulations. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c9a4b3f3192e82ca2cd57b501274599ebc5ab2eb92359d28093028bd3fc7172.jpg

  • A D N

    Y'all this is tough as we enter a different phase in society. When do we believe and accept an accuser's word over someone who flatly deny the accusation, when it's one person's word over the other? Where and how do we draw the line of proof and a lie?

  • Ozad

    For our president to openly campaign for a child molester and pedophile is beyond disgraceful and an embarrassment to the whole world...P.S Sandra...... Jones has his seat until 2020 presidential election year( he replaces Jeff Sessions currently our Attorney General

  • hottlanta

    Someone wrote the most profound statement I read this year. They said if a black woman said #metoo back in slavery days she would have been #dead. She would have died had she turned the white man sexual advances down. She didn't have a choice in her home and didn't have the Constitution to back her up.

  • MsPam

    Nothing! Doug Jones will go to Washington and forget about every single black person that voted for him in Alabama! Some black folks act like they voted for Jesus!

  • Ghost

    EXTREMELY happy that Roy Moore lost the election! The state of Alabama said HELL NO ! Arrogant Roy and his arrogant wife can sit down somewhere now..smh! That is AFTER he concedes...LOL...spoiled white folks..

  • NorthDeKalb

    I couldn’t be more proud of Alabama. Charles Barkley’s analysis was spot on: The rest of the country already has a less than stellar perception of historically Deep South states, Alabama (and MS) in particular. At what point do you at least attempt to shift the narrative versus reinforcing it by endorsing someone like Roy Moore? CB went on CNN and was like “all of these national news outlets aren't here because they care about the outcome; it’s about the train wreck. Aren’t you all tired of looking stupid?” Apparently it worked because Black voter turnout in Alabama alone accounted for 29% of the elactorate... even eclipsing that of Obama’s share in 08 of 28%. That’s pretty amazing.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    WTH does TI's video have to do with anything? You must have uploaded the wrong video.

  • GuestSTAR

    Thank you Alabama, one more seat for Dems in the Senate.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    100% spot on about Bannon and really the entire Republican party is like Bannon outside elitists who swing into the South and talk all folksy and tell the locals that their problems and poverty are the fault of Hollywood or rich black athletes.

  • JENNYJONES1

    BUT HE RODE HIS HORSE, SASSY, TO THE POLLS TO CAST HIS VOTE. 'HE RODE SASSY TO GET KICKED IN THE ASSY'........JENNY JONES!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe Trump needs to stop endorsing candidates from Alabama.

  • puppylove

    You mean the same white man who prosecuted the a**holes who had the gall to bomb a church, killing 4 young black girls in the proces? I think his presence in the senate will do plenty good

  • Scromes1212

    You don't get a trophy for doing what's right smh he was suppose to prosecute them, that was his job. Congratulations on his win none the less.

  • Scromes1212

    Glad he lost. He was a lame duck. They should have listened to Trump and went with Strange smh Bannon was dead set on Moore and it backfired. Trump went along with it and he knew it was a mistake smh this was not a good look for him.

  • You Could Never

    I'm so glad my family was part of the historic number of blacks who voted yesterday in Alabama ! So proud

  • Cie Be

    Yaaaaay, go Alabama, Y'all did that!???Congratulations Doug Jones!?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. He backed Luther Strange and he lost. Then he backed Moore and he lost.

    Trump picked the losing horse twice in a row. He should feel pretty stupid right now, after backing a former child predator for Senate.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Still trying to figure out what Maino got to do with this even though he told no lies!

    Great job Alabama now if we can get Florida all the way together

  • Mathematical Matthew

    This seat will not be up for election in 2018. Doug Jones holds this seat until 2020. Your article needs to be corrected.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    I hate when people say mines instead of mine. Sigh.

    To the BLACK WOMEN that won this for Democrats, way to pull through, sis!

  • JRock

    Had Jones lost to Moore there would have been another special elections anyway because Moore would have been ousted over those sexual harassment charges that weren't going to go away. The 2 year old in the White House would not have been able to make them go away. No one is above the law, including Dumpster. Nan nan nan nan (sticking out my tongue like a 2 year old).

  • Dee

    A recent survey shows that 1 out of 3 Trump supporters is as stupid as the other 2...

  • JRock

    LOL. That sounds about right!

  • Mrz Justketta

    As a black woman in Alabama that voted yesterday in this special election.....I'm glad to be apart of history.. we did it! #blackgirlsrock

  • Indies beauty

    Wow. I am shocked. I was not expecting this at all from Alabama but its a wonderful surprise. The ladies at the View are going to be Harlem Shaking. I'm looking fwd to their commentary, specifically, Meghan McCains.

  • You Could Never

    God bless you and all the others. Yall DID THAT

  • Trumpism Lost!!!

    Good job, Alabama! Good job!!! Racism, homophobia, sexism and Trumpism lost!!!

  • You Could Never

    In the deep south (Bama, Missip, Louisiana) you do get a trophy for doing what is right. Maybe not a trophy but for damn sure a hand clap. Its why it took so long for the likes of Byron de la Beckwith and COUNTLESS OTHERS to be brought to justice. Bc doing what is right when it comes to folks of melanin is NOT widespread. Still. To this DAY. Unless you are from there you have NO idea how many DONT do what is "right" in the court system.

  • You Could Never

    Hopefully they will be voted out when THEIR election happens

  • Lucky8

    Thank you, I prayed all day for a miracle and was received.

  • Lucky8

    Yes that would be great, but the cubans vote republican, even though the Democrats gave them asylum. This remains a mystery to me like all the muslims who voted for the racist grabber. Yes, I know a bunch of them who voted for him after he tore them down.

  • Ghost

    So proud of black women in Alabama! YES!!!! you are apart of HISTORY...many blessings

  • Look@m3

    I was trying to figure it out and scrolled down to see if anyone put it together. Glad to know I wasn't the only lost soul...starting to feel a lil slow.

  • Look@m3

    Credentials don't count anymore...its 2017! I learned that the hard way and I'm not running for office. Just a regular citizen who can see that on an even lower level credential, degrees and experience means NADA!

  • Yardgirl

    Come through sis and speak the truth!! Tuh!!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Ridiculous I can only hope with the PR population steadily rising here they were able to see how they were treated during the hurricane and vote differently!

  • NorthDeKalb

    Meghan sees everything through partisan lenses which I find incredibly annoying. “This will be a feather in the hat for Democrats that they can use for a long-long time!”- thats how she processes everything. It’s always about party affiliation and points on the board versus common decency.

  • Yardgirl

    *sniggles* DWL!!

  • hottlanta

    Credentials don't count until we APPLY for the job then #credentialsmatters.

  • Indies beauty

    Your quote was spot on, we just have to add something about her father and her love for the country.
    She says this issue isn't bipartisan but spews the b.s. consistently. She is going to be extremely sour today and im here for it.

  • JV

    Didn't think you had it in you, Alabama. Happy to be wrong.

  • You Could Never

    I dont think folks get how it is there. Its not the norm. It just is not. There are more "Roy Moore's" in the deep south than anywhere. Judges. The attorneys. The clerks of court. Hell our Register of Deeds just got popped this morning/yesterday for stealing a million dollars over a decade. And her staff too. A damn Repub. All she was supposed to do is issue birth certificates and marriage licenses! And is beyond corrupt. So if that is here...imagine the corruption there.

  • Look@m3

    True but it doesn't matter in regards to getting said job is what I am referring to

  • Scromes1212

    I am lol like I said, I don't hand out trophies for doing the right thing. You don't get a pat on the back for not being a racist smh

  • Lady_Elle

    They both look like drunks!

  • Vicki White

    He for same sex marriage and aborting babies like the rest of the hellbound folks cheering. Morals and values are gone on both sides all Satan have to do is play the race card

  • Vicki White

    I'm from Alabama and didn't vote bc a white candidate from Alabama is like no candidate at all. They represent themselves or the elite. I've been fooled long enough in the South we can never get a good godly blk person to get considered ever. We got played.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    The least of two evils won.

  • hottlanta

    Black women" reclaimed their time at the ballot box last night. Get your wig ready Maxine.

  • Noirluv45

    Alabama, I was so proud of you last night. You did the right thing and Black people showed up and showed out! It's a testament to what we can do if we are of one mind.

  • You Could Never

    I'm for same sex marriage and pro choice as well. I already have my one way ticket to hell. Give me a few minutes to change into my gasoline draws and I will even upgrade to a fast pass.

    Saw you say you were from Alabama. Marengo County roots here. West Alabama forever.

  • NorthDeKalb

    Exactly. John McCain is her most redeeming quality, and I just usually ignore her rhetoric but she’s not the worst either. I actually miss Jedediah Bila in some ways. I’ll take Jed or Meghan over Paula any day.

  • Kanyade

    my boss was talking about Roy Moore and how hard he was pulling at the reins on that horsey---kept the horsey jumping. she said it wasn't the reporters scaring the horsey but the indelicate rider collapsing the horsey's back and pulling too hard on its dentures. poor horsey.

    Congrats to the winner.

  • Vicki White

    Do that do just that

  • NorthDeKalb

    Umm Doug Jones was a civil rights activist and was responsible for prosecuting the Klan member responsible for the 16th Street Baptist bombing in Birmingham.

  • You Could Never

    Dont waste your breath. She is ready for us "hellbound" folks to go straight to hell as per another post below. She doesnt give AF. And if you arent part of the solution guess what you are a part of?

  • Indies beauty

    No

  • You Could Never

    Sure will

  • NorthDeKalb

    Duly noted; I won’t waste any additional characters.??

  • Yardgirl

    That is definitely not the norm, but these people know nothing else. Damn crooks!! SMH

  • Vicki White

    He supposed to. What I'm saying is that I will never elect another white symphathzer. Blk don't need symphathy. They overlooked blks who are highly qualified for the Senate as usual. I'll celebrate when recognize those leaders in Alabama

  • You Could Never

    Alabama couldnt even vote for a black president? And you want them to put a black person on the ballot for Senate...when up until yesterday the state was historically red? You gotta crawl before you walk. Instead of recognizing this as a step in the ultimate direction (to eventually have a minority on the ballot) you just sat back and didnt help and have the gall to cast stones the day after. My father got his ass monkey stomped for your silly Alabama native ass to even have the right to vote and you didnt because too busy being naive to the fact is, Alabama is not ready for a black Senate candidate currently. You have a blessed day. Yall are 8th worse in the nation far as education and it shows. I hope the next step is improving the educational system there.

  • Evillene

    No. We voted for the white man that Jesus appointed to prosecute the remaining two of the four KKK demons who killed four black girls in a church bombing. They'd been walking free in Alabama for nearly 30 years before Doug Jones because no white man dared to try to prosecute them. Credit where it is due.

  • Vicki White

    Well obviously they elected yet another white male sympathizer. Blk underestimate themselves. Yep we can and yep we will. We vote forwhites all the time and this is proof that we can get blk leadership up in DC.

  • Vicki White

    Chill out with name calling. We grown, right?

  • Vonn

    He needs to type up his resignation...& not on Twitter.

  • Boss

    Doug Jones won’t be upset for re-election u 2020...

  • You Could Never

    So...you think the racist state of Alabama is able to vote a black person in? Yall could barely vote the racist white man OUT. Im not underestimating a damn thing. Im familiar with historical voting history of the state of Alabama, and fact is 3-5% of black women in Alabama STILL voted for Roy last night. But okay sis. You got it. Far as the name calling you just said people with one set of ideals are without morals and are hellbound. I call you silly and your feelings are hurt? Smdh. Whatever

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  • Coffee1st

    Watch your words sister.... They will testify for or against us one day.
    #AllLove

  • NorthDeKalb

    Woo hoo!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile better say that shyt ... My parents too... Stones rocks and all thrown.... You know I know bout Bama .... Chile they still down there with gravel roads in some places ... This is a step in the right direction

  • Vicki White

    Chile please. We can and we will. Remind me when I needed you. Bye.

  • Coffee1st

    You're right Ms. Pam, he's hustling hard. But on the flip side, I think our ppl are celebrating the fact that we were proactive and made our voices heard. Some of us are doing our best with the resources/privileges/resources that we have. I get it. But the ultimate truth is that noone is going to truly and completely redeem us and get recompense on our behalf but the Messiah.

  • Coffee1st

    They already did, how you think they got it in the first place.

  • Coffee1st

    Nothing. But Black Alabamians made the best choice possible.
    SMH. The sky is truly falling and the foundations are giving way at an astonishing rate.
    Pray sistah.

  • You Could Never

    Not ever. As far as needed. Bye. Peace be unto you/alsalam ealaykum

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Racist republicans will rob the poor to benefit the rich, but as long as they play the gaymarriage/abortion card, then single-issue voters will stay on the Republican plantation while they get raped by the GOP. There's more to governing than just gaymarriage and abortion.

  • You Could Never

    And its not going to happen overnight. Far as a black candidate. Was historical just to get the race mongers out as of yesterday. Less than 24 hours lol. When I say the Jeff Sessions and Roy Moore's are more common than not there? And I know you got Bama roots too. But this person says they do TOO. They should damn it KNOW better and know what time it is.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    This election was a precursory to what 2020 will be like. Looks like we finally get it... "Get out and vote." Our vote does count.

  • You Could Never

    Im not nor will I ever pretend to be all sanctified or any of that. We will go where it is deemed for us to go. By an entity much higher than myself. If I am earmarked for hell based on my beliefs then leggo. No need to procrastinate. I stand tall and strong in my convictions and what I believe in. I dont cower from it. I dont shy away from it. And I am sorry if it makes anyone else uncomfy. I am not here on this earth to make others feel comfy about anything about me.

  • Yardgirl

    Don't go changing girl!! *fist bump*

  • You Could Never

    Im just plain ole me. Hellbound or not. That made me mad. Im hellbound bc I belive love is love or that a woman has the right to choose. You dont get to say where I go in my afterlife. Like what is wrong with these folks. Like TI said mighty full of ourselves arent we

  • Karen Brady

    Congratulations Mr. Jones.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    The pedo was so sad last night and his victory party looked like a wake. Well deserved loss....well if he's conceeded because he refused to say I lost last I checked.

  • Ghost

    I wished you had voted! That's part of the problem we DON'T vote. Folks died for us (blacks and women) to be able to vote. Exercise your RIGHT sister and go vote next time..even if you have to write in mickey mouse. God Bless you...

  • Quitedeliteful

    he indelicate rider collapsing the horsey's back and pulling too hard on its dentures. poor horsey
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Just what I am thinking....

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You got me CRYIN at work!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Congrats to the good people of Alabama who came together and made sure to vote against a racist, slavery-loving, homophobic pedophile... There is hope for our country yet...

  • Vicki White

    I'm just tired of voting for certain white males. Either they racist or we owe them for their sympathy for blk civil rights

  • jazmine

    Also he doesn't believe women should vote and is anti Muslim. Complacency and indifference to politics is so annoying, this is literally people's lives we're talking about.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Alabama shocked tf out of me.

  • deadellamore

    Ignorant

  • Coffee1st

    It's not about pretending but rather striving for a standard set by the One who's able to destroy the body as well as the soul. Where we go isn't so much deemed as it is determined by the choices we make. If I see someone about to take a step into their demise, I would warn them. And I would want someone to do the same for me - it's called having a teachable spirit. Just because you change your mind about a conviction doesn't mean you cower, but rather you are humble enough to say," I was in error" and wise enough to make the necessary adjustments. You by no means made me uncomfortable, as they say, what you eat don't make me "crap". It was just a gentle cautionary reminder made in love.

  • You Could Never

    *snorts*

  • puppylove

    Ensuring to prosecute as many participants as possible does deserve a trophy. As hard as it is to get anyone to be held accountable when black folks die at white hands.

  • Ryan

    Good for them for not living down to their stereotypes for once!! Moore can ride his horse back to hell from where he came from.

  • Vicki White

    It's ignorant to call other people you don't even know ignorant. Jesus help me press on

  • LaffinatYOU

    Nevermind

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Your work is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Someone is supposed to say F@#K him and the horse he rode in on. Seriously tho it has renewed my faith that voters will actually show up midterms 2018. Thanks to all the voters in Alabama.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    You don't get to whine or talk about anything. You are the problem. How does change come about with you sitting at the crib talking online? Your state has been red for 25 years and didn't turn blue because other black women and men are sitting around talking. Your state is not ready for a black to get that role but this is a step forward. Vote or not miss me with your BS. You don't have a voice.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Meghan is annoying. I tuned in to see what the chatter was about and she makes me want to settle things violently. LOL

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Right

  • Indies beauty

    Lol thats not nice. She was bearable today, which is a rare occasion.

  • MRiGOThim

    Alabama even saw thru that Roy Moore bullshit lmao

  • Vicki White

    Stop talking like you know me fool

  • Gotitbutsmh

    I'm not trying to know your ignorant as. I don't fuc with people like you. Pfttt

  • Jussjess25

    Yupppppp exactly

  • Dee

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