The Democratic Party running Alabama? Sounds crazy, right? Almost as crazy as the star of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” with no political background whatsoever, becoming the President of the United States. But last night, in the Alabama election for the Senate seat, Democratic candidate Doug Jones became the first Democrat in decades to win the race for any state-wide political office in the die-hard bleeding heart Republican state.

His Republican rival, Roy Moore, had his campaign deterred and undermined when a number of women came forward – some of them as young as 14 years old (cue the Michael Caine impression) – to accuse him of sexual assault and unwanted advances.

While many US political officials, on both sides of the fence, condemned Moore following the allegations, US President Donald Trump did not. In fact, Trump was behind Moore all the way and even campaigned for him, warranting much criticism and condemnation himself.

For once, there is some good news to report. The good people of Alabama did the right thing and didn’t elect a paedophile to represent them in the Senate. Now, the tremors of this political earthquake will be felt in Washington in the coming weeks as the limitations of Trump’s distinctive style of politics are starting to show and the American democratic process is starting to win again. Democrats taking over the state of Alabama is great for liberals, since it’s one of the furthest right-wing states in America and now they have it.

Jones won the Senate election by a hair

Jones’ victory in the Alabama election was a close one. While allegations of paedophilic sexual assault against the Republican candidate should’ve resulted in a landslide victory for the Democratic candidate if everyone could just think clearly about what Roy Moore did, that’s not how it went last night in the election.

At least Jones did win, but it was only by a hair: a margin of 49.9 to 48.4, with every single precinct of the lot reporting.

Still, Jones’ victory in Alabama is a huge personal blow to President Trump and his big tax reform plans in the Senate, so if only for that – the chance to see The Donald with egg in his face – this is a great day.

The Roy Moore allegations represented an important moment in Republican politics, as it showed who within the party would condemn paedophilia and who wouldn’t. President Donald Trump – the man who once said that if his daughter wasn’t his daughter, he’d be dating her – wouldn’t.

Moore was the clear favourite before the allegations against him

Moore refused to concede the Senate race last night in Alabama. He would’ve clinched the election, had he not sexually assaulted all of those women. He was the state’s clear favourite candidate until two women came forward with claims that he sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers, after which more of them started coming forward with allegations that he assaulted them when they were underage children.

Moore denies the allegations, but most of the political officials in the US (save for the President and others who are morally bankrupt) believe the women over him. After the allegations of assault came out, the Alabama election became a lot more interesting, because for the first time in a long, long time, the Democratic candidate actually had a chance of winning.

And now, the Democratic candidate has won, and the Sun has never shined brighter in the sky. Following his win, Jones told an ecstatic crowd that he’d been waiting his whole life for that moment and that, now that it had arrived, “I just don’t know what the hell to say.” However, he did say that “the people of Alabama had more in common than what would divide us.”