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Last night, Democrat Doug Jones won the special election in Alabama to replace Jeff Sessions, who currently serves as Attorney General. He was able to beat his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, by nearly 20,000 votes.
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Roy Moore was plagued by allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, including three women who allege he assaulted them while they were still minors (and he was in his 30s) in the 1970s. Though Moore publicly denied these allegations, it does not help that he has a history of homophobia and islamophobia, as well as claiming that American families were at their greatest during the pre-Civil War era (when slavery was rampant across half the country).
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Roy Moore was defeated in part by the large turnout of Alabama’s African-American community. Over 90% of both male and female African-Americans voted for Jones, in contrast to the nearly 2 out of 3 white women who voted for Moore.
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Jones won the seat for the Democratic Party for the first time in 20 years. Since the 1960s, the South has transitioned from voting for Democrats to becoming a solid Republican block. With Jones winning the seat, Democrats feel encouraged for the upcoming 2018 election. However, if you’re a Democrat (like me), it is important to not get cocky. Jones won thanks to large African-American turnout, as well as the 30% of whites who voted for Jones. But this race will not be the same as all the other races coming up in 2018.
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Each race is unique, and should be looked at from the variables that make it so. This election provides critical information Democrats will want to learn from if they want to see victory in 2018.
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Thank you to the BBC for posting these pictures.
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User Image nulyp Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:49 PM (UTC)

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nulyp 31m ago
DID YOU KNOW:

African-Americans make up only 26% of Alabama's total population, but their vote was pivotal in determining the winner of the Alabama US Senate Special Election last night!

If Alabama can do it, SO CAN YOU! Make sure your voice is heard Every Election because Every✔Vote ✔Counts✔

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User Image cherisreads Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:47 PM (UTC)

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User Image wakeelections Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:26 PM (UTC)
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User Image rondeuce Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:26 PM (UTC)

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For all you people that think #voting doesn’t matter, it’s actually the least you can do. Now shhhhhh 🤫 #Alabama #blackwomen rock ✊🏽
User Image ingramdavid Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:18 PM (UTC)
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Alabama woke up this morning to news it elected a Democrat to the Senate for the first time in a generation. Doug Jones will soon become just one of two Democrats to hold statewide public office in the Deep South.
User Image w.u.d.u Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:08 PM (UTC)

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