After the Alabama special Senate election was called in favor of Democrat Doug Jones, Twitter exploded into an uproar of celebration that, against tough odds and a lengthy uphill battle, the Alabama Democrat beat accused pedophile Roy Moore.
“Alabama will have a Democratic senator for the first time in a quarter century,” Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti tweeted from the Jones’s campaign headquarters in Birmingham.
“Message to Republicans in Congress: Embracing the nasty, divisive, mean-spirited, tiny little man in the White House will get you a similar result that Roy Moore got tonight,” Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittengeld tweeted. “So start showing some backbone already.”
Check out some of the best celebratory responses below.
Miracles happen & every vote matters. https://t.co/PStFEiNCaN
— manda (@mandapandagrace) December 13, 2017
“Woke vote! Woke vote!” Doug Jones supporters celebrating in Birmingham. “We have changed the narrative for the entire country.” pic.twitter.com/qtBKVCdjAZ
— Rachel Martin (@rachelnpr) December 13, 2017
"To all my Jewish friends, happy Hanukkah!" shouts Doug Jones.
Somewhere, Roy Moore's lawyer is quietly saying thank you.
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) December 13, 2017
Guess what Roy Moore?
I’m still gaaaaaaaaaay. I’m gay.
And I’m not in prison cuz being gay isn’t illegal. In fact, you lost on my WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) December 13, 2017
Doug Jones, the Democrat, has beaten Republican & alleged child molester Roy Moore in Alabama. And I actually burst into tears over here in Australia that maybe, just maybe, when presented an opportunity to *not* be monstrous, humanity chooses not to be. https://t.co/6kJEkYIO2D
— Van Badham (@vanbadham) December 13, 2017
GOP expects to take the seat back in 2020. “It’s a short term headache, but I think long term people would ultimately be glad to be rid of the embarrassment that is Roy Moore.” https://t.co/AR7Dy4L6Fd
— Sarah Mimms (@mimms) December 13, 2017
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) December 13, 2017
Roy Moore lost.
Steve Bannon lost.
Donald Trump lost.
Doug Jones won.
Mitch McConnell won.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 13, 2017
Holy fucking shit and good goddamn….
God – I wish I was a fly on the wall in the White House tonight. https://t.co/BJRxeJcVWX
— Paul Moment (@paulmoment) December 13, 2017
Teach me how to DOUGie!!!! https://t.co/LvFUSEZo7Y
— C-BREEZY (@cbaccam23) December 13, 2017
— Emily Calandrelli (@TheSpaceGal) December 13, 2017
Narratives that just died:
— African Americans won't turn out
— Trump's formidable last minute entry will swing election
— Pro-choice stance doomed Jones
— Bannon's use of Nazi/Soviet propaganda techniques was fiendishly brilliant
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) December 13, 2017
There can be no doubt: Dougie Jones is Mr. Jackpots. pic.twitter.com/jEUO1Z8FaW
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) December 13, 2017
Damning statement from SLF's Steven Law: “This is a brutal reminder that candidate quality matters regardless of where you are running. Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most R states in the country, but he also dragged POTUS into his fiasco.”
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) December 13, 2017
— Young Summer (@young_summer) December 13, 2017
Congratulations, Senator-elect @GDouglasJones! And to the Alabamians who voted for him: A grateful nation thanks you. ❤️ https://t.co/jLKDZNrctz
— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 13, 2017
From deepest depression to highest elation went I when the numbers for Ray Moore started to plummet as Doug Jones' started to soar!
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) December 13, 2017
A live look at Doug Jones aka Dougie J's : pic.twitter.com/E1avL7YX8Z
— Miles (@MountainMiles90) December 13, 2017
There is hope https://t.co/jk2tzKKgps
— Matt Speck (@mjspeck) December 13, 2017