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Alabama Elections: Republican Roy Moore defeated by Democrat Doug Jones

  • Republican Roy Moore was defeated by Doug Jones, who is the first Democrat in 25 years to secure a US Senate seat for Alabama. With this, the majority of Republicans has narrowed from 51 to 49 in the Senate. Campaigning took a bitter turn when sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Moore. Moore has denied all claims against him. US President Donald Trump added a short tweet for Doug Jones and said “Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard-fought victory ”. He further wrote “The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!”.