Watch New Alabama Senator Doug Jones Celebrate His Win by Blasting "Teach Me How to Dougie"
It was a big win for Democrats
We were about 20,000 votes away from having an accused pedophile as a United States senator. On Tuesday night, Democrat candidate Doug Jones beat controversial Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama special election. The race was to replace the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Despite the fact that Moore had numerous child molestation charges against him and insane views, like the last time America was great was during slavery, the election went down to to the wire, with Jones edging Moore by only one and a half percentage point.
So what was the turning point for Doug Jones? Black voters. They came out in droves for Jones. In particular black women came strong, voting for Jones at a 97 percent clip.
BLACK ALABAMA VOTERS JUST SAVED US. ESPECIALLY BLACK WOMEN – 97%! pic.twitter.com/2dAgoG05sN
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) December 13, 2017
Alabama is a small red state. But it seemed like the whole world was watching the results of this election. After the results were announced many notable voices put their two cents in:
Alabama. I want to thank every single 1 of u who voted for #DougJones4Senate because today u voted for a more perfect union. A place where we ALL matter. God bless u. 🙏🏾
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 13, 2017
Congratulations Alabama. One small step in the right direction for all of us. 🙏 our voices are being heard
— P!nk (@Pink) December 13, 2017
Hope lives! Never give up on this gorgeous mystery called Life. A Democrat from Alabama? Hope lives.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 13, 2017
Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones. https://t.co/o8NXvTrTUX
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 13, 2017
Thank you #DougJones! Glad your service in the name of justice has been recognized and rewarded! As it should be! Thank you voters! #NoJusticeNoPeace #AlabamaRace #AlabamaSenateElection #AlabamaSenate pic.twitter.com/8Myt6HAtJo
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) December 13, 2017
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) December 13, 2017
Omg. Is Jones gonna win? I am literally floating.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 13, 2017
Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who’ll make them proud.
And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must — compete everywhere.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 13, 2017
The other thing making the social media runs was Jones’ acceptance speech, which was humble and graceful, but also included a great pop culture moment.
The new United States senator walked off the stage with Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” blaring in the background.
C-SPAN2 was taking the mixer feed from Doug Jones victory speech and so when he finished, the only audio on C-SPAN2 was 30 solid seconds of “Teach Me How To Dougie.” pic.twitter.com/sYa6Y1bGlm
— Evan Hatter (@ehatt493) December 13, 2017
Jones didn’t do the Dougie, a rare miss for the new United States Senator.