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As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to cast blame over Alabama failure

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Stunned Republicans began casting blame Wednesday over their failure to hold a Senate seat in the Deep South, where Alabama Democrat Doug Jones stitched together just enough support to win amid voter backlash to accusations of sexual misconduct against his firebrand GOP rival. Even as Republican Roy Moore — down by more than 20,000 votes in Tuesday’s special election — refused to concede the race, members of the GOP began pointing fingers at one another for his defeat after being steamrolled in Virginia’s elections last month.

Article by By Sean Sullivan, Elise Viebeck, David Weigel and Michael Scherer (c) Page One News - Read full story here.