A Moment-by-Moment Look at Doug Jones’ Historic Win and Roy Moore’s Tragic Defeat Told in GIFs

Democratic U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones and wife Louise Jones greet supporters during his election night gathering at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Ala.. on Dec. 12, 2017. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

According to pundits, Alabama civil rights hero Doug Jones was a long shot against accused pedophile Roy Moore.

But a live look at Jones before the polls opened showed Jones in different states of unbothered:

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Jones was just casually checking results on his computer:

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But he did become a bit annoyed when we caught him checking results on his phone.

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Let’s check in with Moore to see how things are going. An early look showed Moore on his way to vote:

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And Moore arriving at campaign headquarters:

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And Moore’s supporters standing to greet him upon his arrival:

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As results began to trickle in, Jones began to let his guard down:

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Meanwhile, over at Moore’s camp, the tone was decidedly different:

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What no one knew is that while voting was taking place, this was happening:

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And this:

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And this:

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And they walked in and laid that vote for Jones down like:

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I mean, they laid it down like:

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And walked home like:

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Jones learned that black women had once again saved America and in turn gave him the election, and he, too, began dancing:

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Over at Moore’s camp, chaos ensued:

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Moore’s campaign manager tried to explain what happened to Moore:

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Moore was later seen inside his office, drinking heavily:

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Back at Jones’ campaign, he took a moment to drink it all in:

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And then the moment finally hit him:

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.