(National Sentinel) ‘Limit to Crazy’: Democrats have pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in modern times as Democrat Doug Jones defeated embattled GOP candidate Judge Roy Moore in the hotly contested Alabama Senate race.
The freak win for Dems in Deep Red ‘Bama led Internet guru Matt Drudge to declare, “Luther Strange would have won in a landslide… Just too much crazy in nerve racking times. There IS a limit!” in a tweet.
Strange currently holds the seat that was up for grabs. He was appointed to it by Alabama’s governor to replace Jeff Sessions, who gave up the seat to become President Donald J. Trump’s attorney general.
Moore defeated Strange in the primary earlier this year.
It wasn’t the first time Drudge had expressed his displeasure with Moore. Earlier, he labeled him “Judge Whore” on his popular news aggregation site.
Moore was accused of sexual misconduct last month by multiple women, including one woman who said Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was in his 30s.
Moore regularly denied the allegations, but nevertheless faced calls from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other Republican senators to drop out of the race.
The GOP’s loss of the seat trims its majority to 51-49 in a highly partisan Senate. Tie votes would still go to Republicans as the deciding ballot on key legislation would be decided by Vice President Mike Pence as president of the chamber.
Moore’s loss will be presented by Democrats as a blow to Trump, who threw his support behind the embattled candidate earlier this month, urging voters not to put a Democrat into the seat who would oppose his agenda.
The New York Times reported the razor-thin win: Jones received 49.9 percent of the vote, compared to Moore’s 48.4 percent, a 1.5 percent gap.
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