Doug Jones, Alabamas nye senator. Foto: Open minded in Alabama (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Demokraten Doug Jones (!) vant spesialvalget til Senatet i Alabama. President Donald Trumps foretrukne kandidat, Roy Moore (R), var litt over 20.000 stemmer unna seieren. Her er noen reaksjoner og kommentarer etter Jones’ seier.
Vi kan starte med valgresultatet (antall write in-stemmer er større enn differansen mellom Jones og Moore):
Vote by race (Alabama exit):
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) December 13, 2017
Trump's approval in the early AL exit poll is striking: 48% approve, 48% disapprove.
But what's *especially* striking is intensity — in Alabama:
Strongly approve 32%
Strongly disapprove: 41%
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) December 12, 2017
En demokrat har vunnet et senatsvalg i Alabama! pic.twitter.com/gx1MdxlZgA
— Henrik Heldahl (@HenrikHeldahl) December 13, 2017
omfg i'm deadpic.twitter.com/gsXMNIbK2R
— jordan (@JordanUhl) December 13, 2017
Trumps første kommentar…:
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Donald Trump's pick lost in both the Alabama primary and the general election
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) December 13, 2017
Hvordan vant Jones?
Jones got 94% of Clinton vote. Moore took just 50% of Trump vote. This over performance by D, under by R has been pretty consistent in 2017 specials
— amy walter (@amyewalter) December 13, 2017
Yes, AL-SEN is a bit of an outlier, but this table tells the story. This a terrible national environment for the GOP. pic.twitter.com/l2OGkfRQHY
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) December 13, 2017
George Wallace called it “the spotted alliance” – upscale whites and blacks – and tonight they finally found victoryhttps://t.co/LJfRd8JFAO
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) December 13, 2017
Et par forsider:
Wednesday’s front page of The Birmingham News. pic.twitter.com/U9yfUK9Cbz
— David Ingram (@davidhastweets) December 13, 2017
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2017
Alabama politics since April:
— A governor got to the brink of impeachment. Then he pleaded guilty and resigned.
— An appointed senator got crushed in a Republican primary.
— A Democrat won a United States Senate seat.
— Alan Blinder (@alanblinder) December 13, 2017
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) December 13, 2017
Tviler på at Mitch McConnell gjør det samme…:
Scott Brown was sworn in 16 days after the 2010 special election. But no major votes occurred in that period. “We’re going to wait until the new senator arrives until we do anything more on health care," Harry Reid said the day after Brown was elected.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) December 13, 2017
Oppsummert: Hør dagens Alabama-spesial av Morgenkaffen.