And the winner is Doug Jones (D) with 100% of the vote in: Jones 49.9% and Moore 48.4% (+1.5)
The 115th Congress of the United States of America
What this means for the 115th Congress of the United States of America is that there are now 47 Democratic Senators and 2 Independents and 51 Republicans.
President Trump sent out a gracious message.
“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. 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!”
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Alabama had a lower than average turn out in the Jefferson and Birmingham urban areas for the Republicans. The votes will be certified in a couple of weeks, with 100% of the votes in and there is a 1.5% win.
Let’s follow President Trump’s lead and be gracious.
- Judge Roy Moore campaign has not made a concession.
- If the margin is .05% it will trigger an automatic recount in the State of Alabama.
- Judge Roy Moore in his speech said the Secretary of State is in communication.
- Judge Roy Moore said “It’s not over and it’s going to take some time.”
- With 100% of the vote in 49.9 Jones to 48.4 Moore which is 1.5%
Remember, yesterday, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul ordered the following:
“All counties employing digital ballot scanners in the Dec. 12, 2017 election are hereby ordered to set their voting machines to save all processed images in order to preserve all digital ballot images…After hearing arguments and reviewing the filings, it appears that Plaintiffs and similarly situated voters would suffer irreparable and immediate harm if digital ballot images are not preserved.”
Click HERE to read and view the full document.
Could there be a recount? Drop a comment below and let us know if you think Moore will end up giving a concession speech or if you think there might be a Moore win, in the end?
(Feature Photo credit to screen capture and Dagger News. Trump’s gracious tweet to Jones’ victory.)