Alabama certifies Jones Senate victory

Alabama has officially certified Democrat Doug Jones’s victory in the recent special Senate election, confirming that he’ll be the first Democrat to represent the state in the Senate in decades.

The certification, made by top Alabama officials Thursday afternoon, comes over the protests of Republican Roy Moore, who lost to Jones by about 1.5 percentage points but claims that massive voter fraud tipped the scales.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Secretary of State John Merrill and Attorney General Steve Marshall signed the official certification at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, officially declaring Jones the winner.

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