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Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Senate Election

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Democrat Doug Jones will be the next senator representing Alabama. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, he defeated Republican Roy Moore by 21,000 votes in a contentious election that took a turn last month when several women came forward and accused Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s. Jones said his entire race was based on “dignity and respect,” while Moore refused to concede, telling supporters “when the vote is this close, it’s not over.” In Alabama, there is an automatic recount when the vote is within 0.5 percent, but Jones is ahead by nearly 2 percent.

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