Debra Messing tweets, "A Hanukkah miracle! God bless Alabama & God bless America. Tonight decency won. Humanity won."
Hollywood erupted in excitement across social media Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning after Doug Jones was declared the victor over Roy Moore in Alabama's special Senatorial election.
Moore had been besieged by allegations of sexual misconduct toward minors, including attempted rape. Despite this, there was tremendous uncertainly that he could pull of a victory in consistently conservative state. The vacated seat up for grabs had been a Republican seat, and polls showed Moore maintaining a slight lead.
As late-night hosts and comedians laid into Moore, President Donald Trump controversially endorsed the candidate, reminding potential voters that Moore is facing only allegations at this time. Moore has denied any wrongdoing, and even denied knowing any of his accusers, though one of them managed to debunk that narrative with tangible proof that he knew her.
Jones' victory reduces Republican control of the Senate to 51-49. Moore refused to concede defeat, but Trump took to Twitter to congratulate Jones on his victory, as Alabama election officials said a recount would be unlikely to change the final result.
Take a look at Hollywood's online victory party below:
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who'll make them proud.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 13, 2017
And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can -- and must -- compete everywhere.
Holy shit!!!!! Does this mean I DON’T have to bury 2017 in the back yard?? Thank you, Alabama!!!!— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 13, 2017
This Lyft driver has “I can feel it coming in the air tonight” on repeat & I’m reading news of Doug Jones’s victory and this is a pretty good night.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 13, 2017
Doug Jones. Thank you, Alabama. You’ve elected a man of incredible integrity, grit, and character. A fighter for working class and middle class Alabamians. He is going to make you proud in the Senate.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 13, 2017
According to Alabama state law, Roy Moore now has to eat his horse. https://t.co/8LVvznMR5y— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 13, 2017
I CANT BREATHE😍— Cher (@cher) December 13, 2017
I WAS GOING TO JUMP ON MY
BED,DANCE AROUND,BUT I CANT MOVE… OH GOD HE WON🤣😭😱
Congratulations Alabama. One small step in the right direction for all of us. 🙏 our voices are being heard— P!nk (@Pink) December 13, 2017
Santa does not like child molesters pic.twitter.com/WU8QVPqVIH— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 12, 2017
Alabama. I want to thank every single 1 of u who voted for #DougJones4Senate because today u voted for a more perfect union. A place where we ALL matter. God bless u. 🙏🏾— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 13, 2017
#DougJones has won the Alabama Senate seat vacated by #JeffSessions. I believe he will bring not just honor and pride to all the good citizens of Alabama, but a way forward to the decent jobs, education, and economy everyone wants.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 13, 2017
Thank you for everyone who canvassed & called & worked your asses off for Doug Jones to win. Thank you to Black voters who saved us again!— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 13, 2017
A Hanukkah Miracle!!! God bless Alabama & God Bless America. Tonight decency won. Humanity won.… https://t.co/mvSGcdznPl— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) December 13, 2017
I honestly don’t know what i would have done 🙏 pic.twitter.com/hYHyIrHAGG— Helen Hunt (@HelenHunt) December 13, 2017
Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones. https://t.co/o8NXvTrTUX— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 13, 2017
Fuck Roy Moore....And the horse he rode in on.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 13, 2017
Congratulations, Doug Jones. You were a great US Attorney, and you ran a terrific campaign. You deserve this win. It’s a win for the people of Alabama.— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) December 13, 2017
TY Alabama 4 electing Doug Jones.— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) December 13, 2017
For voting your conscience.
For choosing country over party.
Moderates, Indies & suburban GOP woman join w/ Selma "black belt" voters to make history!!
Doug will represent you w/ integrity & dignity… he's gonna make you proud.#SweetHomeAlabama pic.twitter.com/NJD8uUJ1KL
What are you going to tweet now potus? https://t.co/Keobk4TBUk— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) December 13, 2017
From deepest depression to highest elation went I when the numbers for Ray Moore started to plummet as Doug Jones' started to soar!— carl reiner (@carlreiner) December 13, 2017
THANK YOU #Alabama!!— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 13, 2017
Thank you Alabama, you’ve given me hope for the future of this Nation. Decency and real American values rule the day. https://t.co/jddlB6WBaJ— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) December 13, 2017
#ThankYouAlabama. It was a hard and divisive campaign but rationality and equality prevailed. I’m so happy that Doug Jones won!— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) December 13, 2017
I have never in my life been so happy about something that happened in Alabama.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 13, 2017
This is a sad night for child molesters across the nation. But take heart, you still have the Whitehouse.— Dave Foley (@DaveSFoley) December 13, 2017
Doug Jones should ride Sassy into the Senate— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) December 13, 2017
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world." - Margaret Mead— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 13, 2017