Courtesy of the New York Times:
The results of a special Senate election in Alabama on Tuesday will carry immense national implications for President Trump and both parties, after a strange and ugly campaign left voters exhausted by the politicking and confused at the polls.
A victory by the Republican candidate, Roy S. Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, would illustrate the enduring limitations of Democrats in the deeply conservative South. A win by his Democratic rival, Doug Jones, to fill the seat left vacant when the president appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general, would shrink Republicans’ Senate advantage to a single seat, putting their majority in play.
Mr. Trump, who ultimately gave Mr. Moore his full-throated endorsement, tweeted his support on Tuesday morning: “Roy Moore will always vote with us.”
Mr. Jones, who cast his ballot early, will need strong turnout from black, urban and suburban white voters. Mr. Moore, who rode his horse to the polls, will need support from rural white voters.
This of course should be a slam dunk for the Republicans, as Alabama is a deeply red state.
However that was before Trump forever damaged the brand, and before they nominated an accused pedophile to run for the Senate.
Now the outcome of the election is anybody's guess.
But one thing for sure is that a win by a Democrat could indicate a progressive revolution that could sweep through Washington in 2018.
And for that matter even a close race in which Moore barely ekes out a victory could also indicate a progressive revolution that could sweep through Washington in 2018.
Both Jones and Moore already voted of course, though Moore's arrival at the polling station was somewhat more theatrical.
You know it takes more than a tiny pistol and a Brokeback Mountain sexy leather vest to be a real cowboy, and this guy certainly does not ride like a real cowboy.Roy Moore rides away on his horse after voting in the Alabama Senate election.— POLITICO (@politico) December 12, 2017
Here's what to watch in today's hotly contested race: https://t.co/iONlmtfGJd #alsen pic.twitter.com/WI2xoJbi6s
It appears he is as real of a cowboy as he is a Christian.
For polling results online you can click here.
Update: The Associated Press just called the race for Jones.
This seems a little premature, and I don't think any other news outlet has joined them, but they seem confident.BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a sharp blow to President Trump that narrows the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two. He beat Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the state Supreme Court who had been accused of sexual misconduct.— The Associated Press (@AP) December 13, 2017