Watch: How Black Voters Saved Alabama

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.


Alex Clark is a video journalist and filmmaker covering social inequality, the internet and American politics. He's a Senior Producer at GMG and instructs video at Columbia Journalism School.

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Acute Angle-uh

I hope that some of the amazing activists who led the Doug Jones GOTV efforts write first-person accounts of the work that went into the organization they built.