>> If we can flip a state like Alabama, then everyone else can.>> Democrats revel in a dramatic upset as they win a Senate seat in the Republican stronghold of Alabama.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Montgomery, Alabama. This conservative state has just defied President Donald Trump and upended conventional wisdom by electing Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate.
I'm here at the election night rally of the Republican candidate Roy Moore. And what was a party, quickly turned into a wake. This election is sure to send shock waves through Washington and the nation, showing the limits of Trump's hard edged populism and giving Democrats new hope that they can regain control of Congress in next year's election.
Moore started the race as a heavy favorite, despite his controversial past, twice kicked off the State Supreme Court for defying federal orders. But the race was upended when several women said he dated them or sexually assaulted them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s.
That didn't stop Trump from endorsing more, but many prominent Republicans in the senate said they couldn't support him. Democrats rally behind Jones, a former US Attorney best known for prosecuting former members of the Ku Klux Klan. He hammered more over the allegations and worked hard to mobilize African American voters
>> We have shown not just around he state of Alabama, but we have shown the country the way that we can be unified.>>
>> More supporters blame the loss on opponents within the GOP, like Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell.>> We see Mitch McConnell, he's playing with these elections.
He's reaching into our states.>> Moore himself refused to concede.>> When the vote is this close, then it's not over.>> But Trump congratulated Jones on Twitter. Saying his Republicans will try to win the seat in the future. Jones' victory narrows the already slim Republican majority in the Senate, after he's seated they will only have 51 to 49 majority.
This assure to embolden Democrats, they figure if they can win here in Alabama that means they can probably win in other unlikely places in next year's elections as well.