Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama

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Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.

The win makes him the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a quarter-century and will trim the Republicans’ already narrow Senate majority to 51-49, opening the door for Democrats to possibly retake the chamber in next year’s congressional elections.

Meanwhile, the Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore refused to concede the US Senate election that he lost Tuesday despite President Donald Trump — a Moore backer — tweeting his congratulations to the Democratic winner.

“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory,” Trump tweeted, who had backed Jones’ opponent Roy Moore despite allegations of sexual misconduct by the Republican former judge.

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