Update: Birmingham, Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race

He’s our first Democratic senator in 25 years. Alabama votes for character, choosing policy over party.

Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

 

Via The New York Times:

“The fact that Alabama’s voters have sent a Democrat to the Senate for the first time since Howell Heflin retired in 1997 is a stunner …”

Previously:

As the nation looks on (with a collective side-eye), Alabama votes for a new senator today. Today!

Here’s how to find your polling place. Polls are open until 7 p.m., Birmingham.

Birmingham, Alabama, Senate, election, vote, voting, Roy Moore
Roy Moore, via TMZ

Birmingham, get out there and show the state that voter turnout matters. And, while you’re at it, get a load of all the headlines about us:

Birmingham, Alabama, Senate, election, vote, voting, Doug Jones
Via WHAS11
First things first

Roy Moore on a horse is obviously #trending. Yes, he arrived to vote via his trusty steed for the primaries, too. The horse’s name is Sassy, in case you were wondering.

Birmingham, Alabama, Doug Jones, Senate, election
Via NPR

According to WVTM, Jones voted this morning in Birmingham.

About those headlines:

Via Newsweek:Alabama Senate Latest Polls: Roy Moore and Doug Jones Face Off in Tight Race”

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Doug Jones and Roy Moore, via The Economist

From all of us here in Alabama, regardless of our party affiliations, we’d like to offer a collective “Duh”. This race is so tight that if it was a dress, your dad wouldn’t let you out of the house in it.

Via SFGate: “The Latest: Roy Moore rides to poll on horseback, as in past”

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Roy Moore and Sassy, via Chris Guinn, Facebook

This horse thing is big, ya’ll. Pretty sure all of America thinks every Alabamian owns at least one animal for transportation purposes. Actually, I am OK with this. I love horses. Also, Jeff Sessions voted, SFGate also reports.

Birmingham, Alabama, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General
AG Jeff Sessions, photo via Politico/AP

“U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he cast an absentee ballot in Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama but declined to specify his choice, saying he ‘valued the sanctity of the ballot.'”

Condoleezza-Rice, Birmingham, Alabama
Via Yellowhammer News

Via Yellowhammer News: “Birmingham native Condoleezza Rice urges Alabamians to vote”

Here message was a little vague, but that’s OK. Condi keepin’ it neutral? What do you think?

President Trump, The Hill, Roy Moore, Luther Strange, Senate, Senator, runoff, Republican, Alabama, Birmingham, Doug Jones, election, vote
President Trump, via The Hill

Via CBS: “Live: Alabama Senate election results and exit polls”

“A little over an hour after polls opened, President Trump tweeted that the people of Alabama ‘will do the right thing,’ and he attacked Democrat Doug Jones as ‘Pro-Abortion, weak on Crime, Military and Illegal Immigration, Bad for Gun Owners and Veterans and against the WALL.’ He called Jones ‘a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet’ and declared that ‘Roy Moore will always vote with us.’

Birmingham, stay with us. I’ll update this post after the polls close tonight at 7 p.m.