Virginia gov on Alabama race: 'America wins. Pedophiles lose!'

Virginia gov on Alabama race: 'America wins. Pedophiles lose!'
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) responded to Democrat Doug Jones’s victory over Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Trump faces test of power with early endorsements CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be MORE in Tuesday’s Alabama Senate special election by declaring “America wins. Pedophiles lose!”

Jones scored an upset victory Tuesday night, beating Moore by more than 20,000 votes, with all precincts reporting.


Moore, however, refused to concede. An automatic recount is triggered if a race is within 0.5 percentage points in Alabama, although Moore trails by roughly 1.5 percentage points, according to The New York Times.

McAuliffe went on to call Moore a “classless man” and a "bad loser."

“No surprise from a man who was banned from malls for stalking kids,” McAuliffe said, referencing a report that Moore was banned from an Alabama mall for making advances on teenage girls.

McAuliffe, who will be replaced next month by Gov.-elect Ralph Northam (D), is said to be "seriously considering" running for president in 2020.