Democrat Doug Jones took home the victory in the Alabama’s special election senate race. According to exit polls, he can attribute much of his win to black women.
According to CNN exit polls, Jones defeated Roy Moore with the help of nearly unanimous support from black voters, with 96% of black voters supporting the democratic candidate. On Twitter, the hashtag #BlackWomen began trending early Wednesday as people highlighted that CNN exit polls showed 98% of black women voters supported Jones.
According to the exit polls, 17% of voters in the election were black women, and 98% of them voted for Jones. The exit polls found that 31% of voters were white women, and only 34% of them voted for Jones, while 63% voted for Moore.
Black women deserve praise in election. No need to convince us how to vote – especially if morality, ethics, and law is involved. We know what’s good. #AlabamaSenateElection #AlabamaSenate #BlackWomen pic.twitter.com/fdLh55RzJp
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Alabama had not elected a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years before Jones’ shocking come-from-behind victory against the former state Supreme Court justice Roy Moore.
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