Democrats in Alabama and Washington, D.C. celebrated an upset on Tuesday night, as Doug Jones won a narrow victory for U.S. Senate over controversial Republican nominee Roy Moore, giving Democrats their first big election victory since Donald Trump became President, and cutting the GOP majority in the Senate to a narrow one seat advantage.
"Congratulations Senator-elect Doug Jones!" said Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Twitter. "I look forward to working with you."
A big turnout by African-American voters seemed to be one key to the Jones victory in the Yellowhammer State, along with a lower than expected turnout in rural counties of Alabama, where Moore was strongest.
Here is what the win for Democrats will mean on Capitol Hill:
And even President Trump noted the importance of the write-in vote: