Roy Moore Doug Jones

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.

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama has recorded a message telling Alabama voters to get out and vote for senate candidate Doug Jones in Alabama’s special election on Tuesday. According to Fox News, Jones is a 10-point favorite over Roy Moore to win AG Jeff Sessions’ vacated senate seat.

President Donald Trump also recorded a message urging voters to elect Moore in the majority Republican red state.

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Sen. Al Franken resigns from senate

Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation from the United States Senate on Thursday, Dec. 7. Franken’s resignation comes one day after 35 Democratic senators, many of them women, called for him to step down after 7 women accused him of sexual harassment.

The disgraced lawmaker announced he will clean out his desk in the coming weeks. Franken was expected to resign today after an aide released a statement saying the senator had an announcement to make.

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