It's been just over 20 years since a Democrat held a senate seat in Alabama.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2017
Howell Heflin was the last Democratic senator from Alabama, leaving office in January '97.
Coincidentally, Heflin mentored Doug Jones while Jones worked with Heflin on the Judiciary Committee.
Here's Democratic Senator Jim Webb after Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown's election in 2010. He demands no votes until the new Senator is seated. Seems pretty clear @SenateDems should demand this same standard now. h/t @Marijose489 pic.twitter.com/v5XoXr4bWH— Ezra TrumpTaxScam.org Levin (@ezralevin) December 13, 2017
"It's not over." Roy Moore will not concede to Doug Jones, Alabama's first Democratic senator in decades. Instead, he's calling for a recount.— AJ+ (@ajplus) December 13, 2017
Alabama law requires a recount if the margin is within .5%. Jones' victory is 3x larger than that.
UPDATE: Six Democratic senators are now calling for Trump to resign. Including Senator-elect Doug Jones, that leaves 43 Democrats who have not yet joined in the call. Let’s hope that changes soon!— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) December 13, 2017
Good morning, everybody. Thanks to Donald Trump’s and the GOP’s staggering incompetence and unpopularity, ALABAMA elected a Democratic Senator last night.😎— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) December 13, 2017
Meet Doug Jones, Alabama’s first Democratic senator in 25 years. https://t.co/AE76csFEOQ— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) December 13, 2017
Trump attacks senator and dismisses sexual harassment claims as Democratic conspiracy https://t.co/ydDKG4eDXL— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) December 13, 2017