Many in and out of the state congratulated one group of voters in particular--black women.
The hashtag #BlackWomen was trending Wednesday morning as the demographic breakdown of the voter results came out, showing that a resounding 98 percent of black women voted for Jones.
\u201cLet me be clear: We won in Alabama and Virginia because #BlackWomen led us to victory. Black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party, and we can\u2019t take that for granted. Period.\u201d
Breaking down the votes by county, Jones won in counties with major cities and in Alabama's "black belt" region--a historically poor and working-class area in southern Alabama that is predominantly African-American. Analysts congratulated grass-roots organizing and increased voter turnout for the mobilization of Alabama's black voters--some of whom voted for the first time.
\u201cI want to give this young woman a huge hug right now and let her know just how much her vote counted tonight! \n\n#ALSen\n#AlabamaSenateElection \n\nhttps://t.co/nOdHIRtSrh\u201d