After an arduous election, Alabama elected Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate over the embattled equestrian enthusiast and Republican candidate Roy Moore. For the first time in a quarter century, there will be a “D” beside the name of an Alabama senator, and you can thank black voters for that.

Black-voter turnout for this special election rivaled that of both 2008 and 2012, when Barack Obama was on the ballot.

When they go low, we go to the polls.