Democrat Doug Jones wins Senate election in Alabama, beating Roy Moore in race stained by sexual misconduct allegations.

He is the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alabama in 25 years.

Republican Roy Moore faced serious accusations of sexual misconduct in his bid to become Alabama’s next senator. But instead of bowing down and backing out, he stayed in the race and went on the attack ― just like Trump did in last year’s presidential race. He accused the media and the establishment of orchestrating a conspiracy against him, and cast the race as pitting good against evil, Christians versus everyone else.

Both Trump and Moore bet that their conservative base would stick by them and push them to victory.

But on Tuesday, Alabama sent a message that this time it wouldn’t work, not even in a conservative state that Trump won by 28 percentage points in 2016.

Voters instead elected Doug Jones, making him the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senateseat in the state in 25 years. The Associated Press called the race for Jones 2½ hours after polls closed in the state.

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