Celebrities React to Doug Jones’ Major Alabama Senate Win

Celebrities React to Doug Jones’ Major Alabama Senate Win

"My tweets worked."

"My tweets worked."

Text: Jake Viswanath

In a historic moment for the state of Alabama, voters elected Democratic nominee Doug Jones to fill the spot in the U.S. Senate recently vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Jones rightfully defeated his Republican opponent Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting girls as young as 14 years old and has positively reminisced about the days when slavery existed (and that's just some of his alarming tendencies).

This election marks the first time that Alabama, a historically dedicated red state, has voted a Democratic candidate to the Senate in nearly 25 years, signaling a potential shift for elections beyond today. Democrats now have a shot at reclaiming the majority in the Senate in 2018, while the outright rejection of Donald Trump's preferred candidate shows that he may be losing the power and persuasion that led him to win last year's tumultuous election. Could this loss signal results for the 2020 presidential election? Only time can tell, but the results from last night indicate that Trump's re-election isn't a sure thing.

Since the defeat of ignorance and prejudice (and accused predation) is always something to celebrate, artists and actors from across the entertainment world are joyous celebrating the results across social media. See the reactions below.

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