Alabama stunner: Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore in tight Senate showdown.

Alabama stunner: Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore in tight Senate showdown.

Call it the southern stunner — although supporters on either side have their own quick narratives about Alabama’s historic vote on Tuesday.

Democrat Doug Jones, a long shot at best given the state’s overwhelming support of Republican candidates, edged embattled Roy Moore by slightly more than 20,000 votes to win the Senate seat.

The vote count as of 5 a.m. Wednesday:

  • Stone, 671,151 (49.9 percent).
  • Moore, 650,436 (48.4 percent).
  • and write-ins, 22,780 (1.7 percent). Among those who acknowledged they had a write-in on their ballots, Alabama’s senior senator, Richard Shelby.

Alabama saw a voter turnout of 40.4 percent or about 1.35 million of the state’s eligible 3.3 million residents.

Jones’ win already has ignited the talk show circuit on television and radio, and will dominate such conversations all week.

This morning a 8:10, Brian Robinson of Robinson Republic — a former spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal and U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey — will join us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm to analyze the Jones’ win and what impact it could have on a busy 2018 ballot in Georgia.

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