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Alabama Senate Seat - Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:53 am    Post subject: Alabama Senate Seat - Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Reply with quote

It seems that after the crash of this site last week, the Roy Moore thread disappeared...

Well, here's an update:

Trump Attacks the Press, Goes All-In for Roy Moore
Seth takes a closer look at how President Trump is pulling out all the stops to help elect an accused sexual predator in Alabama's special election.

We'll know the result of the election later today. Meanwhile, Trump is campaigning for Moore, and Obama for his opponent, Doug Jones

https://youtu.be/9qmcyucT6y4


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:57 am    Post subject: Roy Moore Unveils New Campaign Slogans Reply with quote

Roy Moore Unveils New Campaign Slogans

https://youtu.be/iFkiW1t1qOA


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:00 am    Post subject: What Does It Say If Roy Moore Wins? Reply with quote

What Does It Say If Roy Moore Wins?
Newly-released Roy Moore audio from 2011 finds the Republican saying all but the first 10 amendments of the Constitution should be eliminated.

https://youtu.be/Dkq8iUNLO6s


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Weird Election Reply with quote

If Judge Moore gets elected ( Shocked ) it will be because of the deep distrust of the media and the establishment.

The distrust might overwhelm good sense...

I say Moore plus 2%.... Eek
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: If Moore is elected Reply with quote

No Unmask if Roy Moore gets elected it will be because there are too many stupid hypercritical in Alabama that think what he has done to young girls is OK as long as it wasn't done to any of their daughters etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Do Republicans Even Care About Sexual Assault? Reply with quote

You're so right, Inkling7!

At This Point, Do Republicans Even Care About Sexual Assault?
After Donald Trump urged Alabamians to vote for alleged sexual harasser Roy Moore at a rally, the president's own accusers called on Congress to investigate their claims.

https://youtu.be/h0ChlY8mR5k


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: It's very close, guys! Reply with quote

I hate to say it, but it doesn't look good for Doug Jones, if white women vote for Moore, and last-minute deciders are voting Moore by 56%. Very Sad

8:48 p.m. New exit polls reveal race, gender gap

There is a gender gap in the election. More than half of men are voting for Moore (57 percent), while more than half of women voted for Jones (57 percent). Much of that support for Jones however is from African-American women. White women are still backing Moore with about two-thirds of their votes.

So far, African-Americans make up about 30 percent of the electorate. If that holds, it would surpass the 28 percent of the vote African-Americans made up when Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012. More than nine in 10 black voters are backing Jones.

More voters have a favorable view of Jones (50 percent) than Moore (41 percent).

Of the last-minute deciders — the 10 percent of voters who decided in the last few days — they threw their support behind Moore (56 percent) to Jones (37 percent).

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/live-updates-alabama-senate-race-election-results-exit-polls-live-coverage-voting-today-live-stream/
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: It's very close, guys! Actually it looks bad! Reply with quote

Du Khach wrote:
I hate to say it, but it doesn't look good for Doug Jones, if white women vote for Moore, and last-minute deciders are voting Moore by 56%. Very Sad

9:22 p.m. Returns show Moore with slight advantage so far

Moore is slightly ahead of Jones so far, although only a handful of counties have reported, according to the Alabama Secretary of State. Moore leads Jones 54.1 percent to 44.3 percent.

CBS is dreaming. They're calling a 10% gap a "slight advantage"? Rolling Eyes and Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Yay! Jones won! Reply with quote

10:23 p.m. AP calls the race for Doug Jones
AP sends out an alert calling Jones the victor in the race over Moore.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/live-updates-alabama-senate-race-special-election-results-exit-polls-live-coverage-voting-2017-12-12-live-stream/

I'm happy, but I don't understand, because Moore seems to have garnered more votes! confused
    VOTES
    Doug Jones (D) 41.17 % 187,010 votes

    Roy Moore (R) 57.43 % 260,890 votes

Not looking a gift horse in the mouth, Jones tweeted his victory:

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Doug Jones

@GDouglasJones

Thank you ALABAMA!!
10:30 PM - Dec 12, 2017

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Yay! Jones won! Reply with quote

He did indeed!

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
By ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN - DEC. 12, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the Republican, according to The Associated Press.

The upset delivered an unimagined victory for Democrats and shaved Republicans’ unstable Senate majority to a single seat.

Mr. Jones’s victory could have drastic consequences on the national level, snarling Republicans’ legislative agenda in Washington and opening, for the first time, a realistic but still difficult path for Democrats to capture the Senate next year. It amounted to a stinging snub of President Trump, who broke with much of his party and fully embraced Mr. Moore’s candidacy, seeking to rally support for him in the closing days of the campaign.

Sue Bell Cobb, a former chief judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, said Mr. Jones had overcome a culture of “toxic partisanship,” reaching out to Republicans and electrifying restive Democrats.

“Never has there been this level of civic engagement,” said Ms. Cobb, who is planning to run for governor next year. “Never has it happened.”

She was drowned out by a raucous cry from her fellow Democrats, and clasped her hands to her face as she saw on a massive projection screen that Mr. Jones had pulled ahead. Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham, a newly inaugurated Democrat standing just feet away, beamed as returns from his city helped put Mr. Jones over the top.

“It feels great,” he said with undisguised elation. “It sends a message not just to America but to the world.”

Propelled by a backlash against Mr. Moore, an intensely polarizing former judge who was accused of sexually assaulting young girls, Mr. Jones overcame the state’s daunting demographics and deep cultural conservatism. His campaign targeted African-American voters with a sprawling, muscular turnout operation, and appealed to educated whites to turn their backs on the Republican Party.

Those pleas paid off on Tuesday, as precincts in Birmingham and its suburbs handed Mr. Jones overwhelming margins while he also won convincingly in Huntsville and other urban centers. The abandonment of Mr. Moore by affluent white voters along with strong support from black voters proved decisive, allowing Mr. Jones to transcend Alabama’s rigid racial polarization and assemble a winning coalition. And solidifying Mr. Jones’s victory were the Republican-leaning Alabamians who chose to write in the name of a third candidate rather than back one of the two major party nominees. Over 20,000 voters here cast write-in ballots,

To progressive voters here, Mr. Jones’s victory marked a long-awaited rejection of the divisive brand of politics that Alabama has inevitably rewarded even as some of its Southern neighbors were turning to more moderate leaders.

[...]

But even after The Associated Press called the race, Mr. Moore’s representatives indicated they were not ready to concede. [Hah! Sore loser!] (*)

The election is a painful setback for Republicans in Washington, who have already struggled to enact policies of any scale and now face even tougher legislative math. Mr. Moore’s success in the Republican primary here, and the subsequent general-election fiasco, may deter mainstream Republicans from seeking office in 2018 and could prompt entrenched incumbents to consider retirement.

But there is also a measure of relief for some party leaders that Mr. Moore will not join the chamber, carrying with him a radioactive cloud of scandal. A number of Republicans, including Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, had indicated that Mr. Moore would face an ethics investigation if he were elected, and possibly expulsion from the Senate.

Mr. Trump and Republican activists would most likely have opposed such a measure, setting up a potentially drastic, monthslong clash within the Republican Party, now averted thanks to Mr. Jones.

Read more:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/alabama-senate-race-winner.html

(*) What do you wanna bet that tomorrow Trump will tweet that the election was rigged?
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