It looks like Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. It is instructive to look at the results and study the numbers.
Jones did better with women, black, and young voters. With all the talk of sex scandals, it's no surprise that Jones bested Moore with women and young voters. The groping/harassment scandals make a lot of waves in an election and we see this here. What we also see is that black voters cast ballots almost in a block. This is nothing new, but if Republicans want to do better in tight races, they've got to reach out to black voters.
Here we see the vote broken down by race. It's the same story as the table above, and it tells the tale of who voted in this race. This reminds me of the last Louisiana governor election. It came down to the Democrat, John Bel Edwards, and the Republican, David Vitter. I would not vote for Edwards, as I believed that he was wrong for Louisiana. I could not vote for Vitter because when elected to the US Senate, he ran on a family values platform and was immediately embroiled in a prostitution scandal. So, I sat it out.
The Democrat won, and the Democrats chortled over the win, but the fact of the matter was that Vitter was a piss-poor candidate. Edwards, being the Democrat that he is, is trying to flush the state down the budget hole. Taxes are up, spending is up, and the state is in a perpetual budget crisis. Hopefully, the Republicans will field a better candidate next time.
Alabama will get a do-over in six years. Hopefully, the Republicans will field a better candidate.