As expected, Democrats and their media lapdogs are celebrating the loss of Roy Moore as an iconic failure for President Trump to push his candidate across the line.
And now the story being woven is that it’s the official turning of the tide ahead of next year’s election.
But wait, Roy Moore has yet to concede and could call for a recount.
The problem is Alabama’s state law only provides for an automatic recount if the margin of victory is within a half point.
Jones’ victory, however, was a full point and a half over Moore after all precincts reported in.
Unless there was serious voter fraud — which has a long history on the Democrat side — it’s highly unlikely the election will be overturned.
This puts the GOP majority in the Senate at a slim two-vote margin, which is an effective tie in the case of a liberal Republican like Sen. Susan Collins voting with Democrats.
The GOP agenda is now officially on death-watch.
Here’s more from the Hill…
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) refused to concede the special election Tuesday night after multiple media outlets called the race in favor of his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.
“At this point, we do not have a final decision on the outcome tonight,” Moore’s campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, told supporters.
“When the vote is this close, it is not over,” Moore said.
Alabama state law requires an automatic recount when election results are within 0.5 percentage points.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jones holds 49.9 percent of the vote, compared to Moore’s 48.4 percent, a 1.5-point gap, according to The New York Times.
Shortly after Moore’s speech, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if he expected “anything other than Mr. Jones being the next senator from the state of Alabama.”
“I would find that highly unlikely to occur, Jake,” Merrill replied.