The people of the State of Alabama who turned out yesterday to vote for Democrat Doug Jones, in a special election for the United States(US) Senate, to fill the vacated seat left by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, delivered a much needed passing grade on voter informedness and soundness.
Alabamians elected Democrat Doug Jones to the US Senate and scorned into defeat his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, endorsed by President Donald Trump, even amid credible accusations of sexual misconduct.
In electing Jones, the first Democrat to win in the very red-Republican State since 1992, the people of Alabama denounced the idea of having a senator scarred with numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, including pedophilia, as their representative in the very powerful US Senate.
Moreover, Alabamians rejected the Trump endorsement of Moore who campaigned via robo-calls for the defeated Moore. Six women have accused Moore of sexual improprieties, including during the teenage-years of at least one of the accusers. Another 16 women have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct.
Alabamians affirmed via their votes that although democracy, informedness and the soundness of voters might be bruised, they are all yet mendable by the people of the Republic.
Black voters turned out in droves in historically scarred places like Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, to cast their votes exceeding 90 percent for Democrat Doug Jones. Jones won with 671, 151 votes - 49.92 percent of the total, to Moore's 650, 436 votes - 48.38 percent. Write-Ins - the protest vote, which allowed constituents to write in the name of some person other than those listed on their ballots, garnished 22, 780 votes.