Mississippi election outcome disproves myth of Doug Jones’ 2017 win
Since the day U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) won his election, the media has continued to hammer home a completely unsupported myth about how he won.
It goes like this: Black voters showed up in record numbers to push Jones over the top.
Tuesday’s U.S. Senate election in Mississippi between Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and former Clinton administration Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy was allegedly a test to see if Jones’ alleged election strategy could be replicated.
2012: 28% (With Obama on the ballot)
Republican turnout was low.
Terrible candidate Roy Moore’s 640,000 votes under-performed Trump’s 1.3 million votes in 2016 by roughly 50 percent, while now-Senator Doug Jones turned out more than 90 percent of Hillary Clinton’s votes. Even then, Jones barely won.
Jones’ election was about Republican voter suppression and nothing more.
In 2018, those voters showed up.
Republicans stayed home in 2017.
Doug Jones’ election in 2017:
Roy Moore (R) – 48.4% – 649,240
Doug Jones (D) – 49.9% – 670,551
Gov. Kay Ivey’s election in 2018:
Kay Ivey (R) – 59.6% – 1,014,821
Walt Maddox (D) – 40.4% – 686,774
Math is hard and spinning narratives is easy — especially if you are committed to the misinformation.
But now that the election in Mississippi is over, some in the media are actually telling the truth.
Now that the election in Mississippi is over, some in the media will be honest about what happened there and in Alabama in 2017 when Doug Jones got elected.Prior to this morning, America's media yammered on about how Doug Jones got elected in Alabama in 2017 and it was completely wrong.It was not black turnout…2014: 25%2016: 25%2017: 29%Republicans stayed home in 2017…Sen. Doug Jones’ election in 2017:Roy Moore (R) – 48.4% – 649,240Doug Jones (D) – 49.9% – 670,551Gov. Kay Ivey’s election in 2018:Kay Ivey (R) – 59.6% – 1,014,821Walt Maddox (D) – 40.4% – 686,774The only way they can replicate this is by suppressing GOP turnout. They failed at this in Mississippi.
Posted by Dale Jackson on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
This kind of talk did not exist until the polls were closed because they wanted to keep the hope alive.