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Some Big Names Watch Newest Senators Take Oath

Former VPs Biden, Mondale joined Jones, Smith

(Newser) - Two former vice presidents stood beside the Senate's newest senators on the Senate floor as the two Democrats took their oaths of office, the AP reports. Former Vice President Joseph Biden was next to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones as he was sworn in Wednesday. Former Vice President Walter Mondale—... More »

Roy Moore's Hopes Dashed by Bugs Bunny and Jesus

22,000 write-in votes helped push Doug Jones into the Senate

(Newser) - On Wednesday Vice President Mike Pence will officially welcome Doug Jones into the U.S. Senate, bringing to an end one of the strangest and most controversial elections in recent memory, the Hill reports. And while Jones' former opponent, Roy Moore, is still refusing to concede the race, Alabama state... More »

Judge Quashes Moore Suit, Jones Officially Given the Win

Doug Jones certified as winner of Dec. 12 special election, despite Moore complaint of voter fraud

(Newser) - Despite an 11th-hour effort by Roy Moore to keep Doug Jones from officially being declared the winner of a seat on the US Senate, Alabama's election officials did just that Thursday, with Jones calling it a "new chapter" for the Yellowhammer State. Per USA Today , the Alabama State... More »

Roy Moore Sues to Block Election Result

Last-minute complaint alleges voter fraud

(Newser) - Roy Moore has been called many things—but nobody can accuse him of being a quitter. The Republican, who refused to concede after losing the Dec. 12 special Senate election in Alabama, has filed a last-minute complaint to try to block state officials from certifying the victory of Democratic candidate... More »

Jones Says He'd Consider Voting With Republicans

The new senator-elect talks up bipartisanship after his stunning win last week

(Newser) - Doug Jones spent his first Sunday as the new senator-elect from Alabama promising to work with Republicans and even leaving the door open to voting with them. Five days after defeating Roy Moore and becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992, Jones was on... More »

Trump to Roy Moore: Time to Concede

President has already had 'very pleasant phone call' with Alabama victor Doug Jones

(Newser) - Roy Moore isn't giving up hope that he could still be the next senator from Alabama, proclaiming Wednesday night that "the battle rages on," but President Trump is now telling him to retreat. When asked by reporters in front of the White House Friday whether Moore should... More »

Trump's Take on Alabama: I Knew It

Tweets that he knew Roy Moore couldn't win

(Newser) - President Trump ended his night by congratulating Doug Jones, and began his morning by tweeting that he essentially knew Jones would be the victor. "The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win... More »

5 Black Women on What Happened in Alabama

98% of them voted for Doug Jones

(Newser) - "Alabama's women wrote the verdict on Roy Moore," declares an NBC News headline, with the accompanying story pointing out that 58% of women voted for Doug Jones in Alabama. But a deeper look at the numbers reveals that headline is missing a word: black. As the Washington ... More »

Alabama Result Is a Massive Setback for Trump

Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in historic victory for a Democrat in Senate race

(Newser) - Roy Moore has refused to concede —but with all precincts reporting in Alabama, Democratic candidate Doug Jones appears to have won a historic victory in the state, which hadn't elected a Democratic senator since 1992. Moore's defeat, which came after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct,... More »

Trump Congratulates Jones; Moore Won't Concede

Moore says they need to 'wait on God and let this whole process play out'

(Newser) - President Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on winning the Senate election in Alabama Tuesday night—but that wasn't a step Roy Moore was willing to take. After the race was called for Jones, the Republican refused to concede, saying he believed the margin of victory could fall below the... More »

In Stunner, Democrat Doug Jones Wins in Alabama

He defeats Roy Moore in Senate race

(Newser) - It's Doug Jones. The Democrat won election to the Senate from Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Trump, reports the AP . Jones narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of... More »

Write-In Votes Could Be Crucial in Alabama Results

Polls close at 8 Eastern in Alabama Senate race

(Newser) - Roy Moore and Doug Jones have cast their respective votes in the Alabama Senate race, and the rest of the state must wrap things up before the polls close at 8pm Eastern. Moore made a few last-minute headlines by riding to his voting site on his horse, Sassy, notes the... More »

Roy Moore Lashes Out in Final Campaign Rally

'One of our attorneys is a Jew,' his wife says

(Newser) - "If you don't believe in my character, don't vote for me," Roy Moore said at a campaign rally on the eve of Tuesday's Senate election in Alabama, once again lashing out at the women who've accused him of sexual misconduct. BuzzFeed describes the rally... More »

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