United States President Donald Trump says some Republicans are happy Roy Moore lost his bid for the US Senate, but the ramifications for the party are significant. There was no barrage of aggressive tweets fired off in the early hours of this morning. Nor did he fly off the cuff and blame the media. Instead, Mr Trump manned up and accepted the loss meted out to a man he so passionately championed for the Senate, especially late in the campaign.
With morality on the line, Alabama has rejected a man accused of sexual misconduct against nine women decades ago. In the end, the Alabama senate race wasn't about Republicans or Democrats. It was about Roy Moore. It's a surprise push back against deeply partisan US politics in which people tend to vote for their party no matter what. It appears that in this case many Republicans elected to stay home and not vote at all.
On a cold winter morning in Alabama, Roy Moore rides his horse Sassy into the small town of Gallant to cast his vote. He's accompanied by his wife Kayla to vote at the local fire house, a tradition for the cowboy hat-wearing Mr Moore, who says riding his horse to the polls brings him luck. It may not be luck that wins him the election, more jaw-clenching determination not to be toppled by serious sexual assault and harassment allegations dating back 40 years.
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Selecting a term
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