Being someone who has the capacity to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the Democratic victory in Alabama seems too good to be true.
Roy Moore declined to show the good grace of conceding the election to Doug Jones. He cites uncounted military and rural votes. Roy Moore lost by 1.5 percent of the vote. Had all of the 1.7 percent that went to write-in candidates gone for Jones the margin would have been over 3.2 percent.
There will be no automatic recount. A recount in Alabama requires a margin of less than 0.5 percent. Moore could call for a recount, but would have to pay for it.
Never underestimate the capacity for chicanery by losers.
Will Jones be seated in the U.S. Senate anytime soon?