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Twitter Erupts in Joy as Democrat Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore in Alabama

The result deals a huge political blow to President Donald Trump, who actively took part in the senate race marred by accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore.

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Updated:December 13, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
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Twitter Erupts in Joy as Democrat Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore in Alabama
Democratic Alabama US Senate candidate Doug Jones and wife Louise acknowledge supporters at the election night party in Birmingham, Alabama. (Reuters)
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Washington: The deeply conservative Alabama threw up a surprise as Democrat Doug Jones won the bitter fight for a US Senate seat against Republican candidate Roy Moore. Jones is the first of the liberal to win a Senate seat from Alabama in 25 years.

The result deals a huge political blow to President Donald Trump, who actively took part in the senate race marred by accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore.

The Republican candidate has been in the eye-of-the-storm after several women accused him of pursuing them in their teens while he was in his 30's.

The Democratic victory will reduce the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49 once Jones takes his seat on Capitol Hill, thus reducing the margin for the conservatives to push through major bills, especially their flagship corporate tax cut.

Twitter was abuzz with reactions after Jones' victory with many leaders hailing the people of Alabama, while others congratulated the liberal candidate:






























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| Edited by: Aditya Nair
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