Twitter Reacts to Doug Jones Winning Alabama Senate Race

Sen. Doug Jones (D., Ala.) and wife Louise Jones / Getty Images
• December 13, 2017 10:02 am


People reacted on Twitter to Tuesday night's election upset where Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in Alabama, a stunning upset that makes him the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state since 1992.

Moore has yet to concede the race, telling  supporters it's not over and that it will take some time.

"Realize when the vote is this close, it's not over," Moore said. "And we still got to go by the rules about this recount provision."

Before the election results were tallied, there were a few hot takes that spread throughout Twitter.

When the race was called for Jones, Matt Drudge, the founder of Drudge Report, said Moore had brought "too much crazy" and called Steve Bannon "busted." Bannon, former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, endorsed and actively campaigned for Moore throughout the primary and general election.

Other elected officials weighed in on social media, mostly to celebrate the fact Moore lost.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake (Ariz.) described Jone's victory as decency winning.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) was happy about the results, but didn't know who to congratulate in a tweet that has since been removed from her account.

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Published under: Alabama, Doug Jones, Roy Moore