Alabama Special Election Liveblog

Here are 5 take-aways from Doug Jones' victory — perhaps premature? — over Roy Moore. Why Moore lost, why Jones won, and why the Senate is not necessarily "in play."

Just in:

His loss is not within the margin for an automatic recount, but it sounds like Moore will call for one anyway.


You didn't really think it was going to be over tonight, did you?

Working on a digest about the election: why Jones won, why Moore lost, key things to watch going forward. Expect that in Trending in a little while.

Celebrities thank Alabama.

Captain America thanks you.

Could Nick Saban have cost Roy Moore the election?

This is a distinct possibility.

No matter how many write-in votes he got, Saban won't get a pay raise.