There is a fascinating electoral contest in the US of A today in Alabama where a rootin tootin child molesterin former District Attorney Roy Moore is seeking the seat as a Republican candidate. He is up against Doug Jones who is the Democrat nominee and has done such things as put KKK thugs in jail yet despite this has been accused of being weak on crime by the American President.
Moore had a photo opportunity stunt earlier today when he rode to the polling booth on horse. The video is cringeworthy.
The campaign should be a slam dunk for the Republican Party in a deeply Republican state but things are neck and neck. And if Jones wins then the Republican majority in the Senate goes down to a 2 seat buffer, one defection away from a tie.
The Republican cause will not be helped by a Donald Trump tweet this morning where in extraordinarily sexist and derogatory terms he referred to a Democrat Senator. If there is a female backlash against the Republican Party Trump can be blamed.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017
The New York Times has a live results page here. Currently predictions have Jones slightly ahead but it is early days.