Whether or not you believe the sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore, there's no doubt they impacted the election.
Before Moore's accusers shared their stories in early November, there wasn't a single public poll showing Jones leading Moore. Last night, Doug Jones won a Senate seat for Democrats in Alabama. It's something the state hasn't seen in 25 years.
Political analysts say there are some key takeaways from this victory. Many believe the win came down to write-ins and black voters. There were just under 23,000 thousand votes for write-in candidates. Jones beat Moore by fewer than 21,000 votes.
"Republicans choose to vote for someone else besides their nominee, or more importantly they also choose to stay home," Texas Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Abby Livingston said.
A CNN exit poll shows 96 percent of black voters backed Jones. Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report tweeted Tuesday's turnout in Alabama's heavily black counties was at 75 percent of what it was in the 2016 presidential election.
"There was probably no other voting block who mattered more in this race then the African Americans of Alabama," Livingston said.
"It gives the Democrats in Texas a little bit of hope," Texas Tribune Executive Editor/Co-Founder Ross Ramse said. "This is one of the first signs of what they hope will be an anti-Trump wave and anti-republican wave."
Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune said Republicans will tell you that Moore's loss was based on character not party. Livingston said when it comes to the chance of Democrats retaking the Senate next year, it is still going to be hard.
"There are going to be 10 Democrats on the ballot next cycle who are in states that Donald Trump carried," Livingston said. "So, it's difficult, but the chance got better last night."
With Jones' win, Republicans now go from controlling 52 seats in the Senate to 51. Right now, they're working to get a massive tax cut passed before Christmas. Election results aren't expected to be certified until late December, early January.
So the big question now is can a final vote on the tax bill happen before Jones arrives.