Doug Jones is doomed after Alabama’s Democrats get obliterated in midterms
Prior to the 2018 midterms, Republicans had a supermajority in the Alabama State House, a supermajority in the Alabama State Senate and they held every single statewide seat with the exception of the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook).
Our cowardly caretaker junior senator from the great state of Alabama in an ill-fitting suit who looks like he just woke up was gifted his seat by Roy Moore, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and the hundreds of thousands of Alabama Republicans who sat out that 2017 special election.
Jones should look at yesterday’s results and know that he is doomed. It doesn’t matter what he does. Even if Jones becomes a Republican, and he could even become a new-era Lindsey “Make America Graham Again” Graham pro-Trump Republican, it probably wouldn’t matter.
It is simple.
Sen. Doug Jones’ election in 2017:
Gov. Kay Ivey’s election in 2018:
Jones and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox got roughly the same number of votes because Democrats were jacked up by anti-Moore/Donald Trump sentiment. In contrast, the Republicans stayed home with Moore on the ballot in 2017 showed up for Republicans in the midterms and crushed Democrats in Alabama by over 300,000 votes.
In 2018, Republicans came out and unless Republicans decide to sit out again, Doug Jones will not have a chance to repeat his miraculous 2017 win in 2020.