Alabama Certifies Democrat as U.S. Senator as Moore Loses Suit
Now even the shouting is over. The Alabama State Canvassing Board has certified Democratic former prosecutor Doug Jones as the state’s newest U.S. senator after a judge dismissed Republican Roy Moore’s last-minute legal challenge over alleged voter fraud. Jones’ official margin of victory in the Dec. 12 special election to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions was 21,924, or 1.7 percent. He’s the first Democrat to win the seat in 25 years, and the shift trims the GOP advantage in the Senate to 51-49, leaving little room for dissent.