BREAKING NEWS: ROY MOORE LOSES
Alabama Democrat Doug Jones has won the Senate race over Republican Roy Moore, CNN just reported.
Nearly 20,000 people chose to write in a candidate’s name instead of choosing either Jones or Moore, which has now dropped Moore under 50%. Will this matter? This will be a key question as we get later through the night here.
Senator Richard Shelby, the senior Alabama Republican (and former Democrat) had urged people to write in a name instead of voting for his party’s nominee.
“I’d rather see the Republican win, but I’d rather see a Republican write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore,” Shelby told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
This is a developing story and it will be updated.