Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race: Musicians & Celebs React

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Democratic U.S. Senator elect Doug Jones greets supporters during his election night gathering the Sheraton Hotel on Dec. 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. 

It's official: Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election in what many pundits are calling a major upset and a black eye to President Donald Trump. 

Jones becomes the first Democrat sent to the Senate by Alabama, a deeply conservative state, since 1992.

The result, called just before 10:30pm ET, has been celebrated by a music community which had denounced Moore, a controversial and divisive Republican candidate whose campaign was plagued by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in years past. 

Pink, Jack Antonoff, John LegendFifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui and many more rejoiced in the outcome and applauded the winner Jones, whose name immediately started trending on social media.

"Congratulations Alabama. One small step in the right direction for all of us. Our voices are being heard," wrote Pink, while Alyssa Milano‏, the actress who helped ignite the #MeToo movement, tweeted: "Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity, Alabama. And thank you for fighting for what’s right."

 

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