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Doug Jones Win Alabama Senate Race Against Roy Moore

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A close, but essential, victory.

During a special election Tuesday, Alabamians elected their first Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 25 years.

Doug Jones won the election against Republican opponent Roy Moore 49.9 percent to 48.4 percent, according to polling site FiveThirtyEight.

The embattled Moore seemed a shoe-in for the senate seat in the deep-red state. However, after nine women accused Moore of sexual misconduct with them when they were minors, the stalwart conservative drew regional--and national--criticism.

Moore's loss is also a win for LGBTQ, in Alabama and across the country. Moore has stated publicly that homosexuality should be illegal and was thrown off the Alabama Supreme Court for telling Alabama judges not to perform same-sex marriages.

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