Moore's margin suggests a tighter race than expected, given that Alabama has twice as many Republicans as Democrats - and 13 percent more than the US average. Luther Strange disappeared from his verified Twitter account Tuesday night after the candidate was projected to lose the Republican primary runoff for a Senate seat.
Moore's support, especially in rural parts of the state, outmatched unusual and his endorsements by Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Those events cast a pall over Strange's appointment and raised questions about whether there was a quid pro quo, and the senator struggled to answer the allegations.
Of course, Moore goes straight to the bestiality argument.
Introducing Moore, Bannon told a frenzied crowd that the victory was a repudiation of the "fat cats" of Washington who pumped millions into the Alabama race to boost odd.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was a major booster for Moore, championed the race as one of the first in his war to take on the establishment since he left the White House. Moore was first removed from the bench for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from a state building.
That is if - and it's now a LARGER if - Moore wins in the actual special election against Democrat Doug Jones, who says he's pro-life after birth.
Trump - who belittled traditional Republicans in his insurgent bid for the presidency - had campaigned for odd in Alabama and sent Twitter messages urging fellow Republicans to vote for him. Jeff Sessions became the USA attorney general.
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Moore's opponent, Luther Strange, was backed by the Establishment elite in Washington. Trump's utter inability to move the polls despite being very visible in his support for odd will remove some, and perhaps quite a bit, of the belief among Republican elites that Trump has some sort of special connection with their constituents.
Luther Strange chose to play with the Trump fire, so he has to live with the consequences after Trump burned the house down.
Jones, Moore's Democratic opponent, is a former USA attorney and well-known for prosecuting members of the Ku Klux Klan involved in the 1963 bombing of a Baptist church in Birmingham that killed four young girls. Moore repeatedly vowed never to support the Kentuckian for majority leader and his visiting campaigners Sarah Palin and former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka drew loud boos at a rally when they denounced unusual as a tool of McConnell. In fact, Alabama hasn't sent a Democrat to Congress since 1994.
"While Republicans in the House working with President Trump approved a measure to repeal Obamacare, it died in the Senate".
If his opponent (Roy Moore) wins, I'm going to be here campaigning like hell for him. "Either one is going to basically do the Trump agenda, but since Trump came out for Luther, I voted for Luther", John Lauer told the Associated Press.
In an unexpected move, even President Trump endorsed unusual, speaking at his rally on Friday. "Roy Moore believes what we believe", the narrator declares. "I am running so the people of Alabama can be proud of their next senator".
Following Moore's victory over unusual, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and other Democratic groups sent out statements in support of Jones, signaling the potential for Jones to see more national support in the coming days.
As the race continues, odd will return to the Senate, where he will serve until the December election.
"I think that when we disagree with something so fundamental like that, we ought to stand up and say, that's not right, that's not our party, that is not us", Flake said, referring to comments Moore had made against radical Islamist Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) over a decade ago.