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J.K. Rowling taunts Roy Moore on Twitter

J.K. Rowling suggested that God might be a black woman as she criticized Roy Moore’s election night speech, in which he failed to concede to rival Doug Jones. 

The Alabama Senate race was called in Jones’ favor late Tuesday night, but Moore refused to concede, saying that it was too close to call and there might be a recount. 

In his speech he said that ‘God is always in control’. 

Rowling taunted Moore over his speech in a tweet posted Wednesday morning.

‘Narrator’s voice: Roy was right. God was in control. What he didn’t realise was, She’s black,’ the Harry Potter author wrote. 


J.K. Rowling suggested God was a black woman when she criticized Roy Moore’s non-concession speech 

Moore said that 'God is in control' of the Alabama Senate race. Rowling said that he's right... but that 'She's black'

Moore said that ‘God is in control’ of the Alabama Senate race. Rowling said that he’s right… but that ‘She’s black’

Democrat Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in Alabama's hotly contested Senate race on Tuesday

Democrat Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in Alabama’s hotly contested Senate race on Tuesday

Rowling was referring to the voter turnout for the Senate race. Jones’ win was due in large part to an astronomical turnout of back voters – especially black women. 

Ninety-eight per cent of black women voted for Jones, while just two per cent voted for Moore. 

Rowling was one of just many celebrities celebrating the Jones victory on Wednesday.   

‘Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who’ll make them proud,’ Hillary Clinton tweeted. ‘And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must – compete everywhere. Onward!’ 

Hillary Clinton also tweeted to celebrate Doug Jones' surprise win on Tuesday

Hillary Clinton also tweeted to celebrate Doug Jones’ surprise win on Tuesday

Her husband, and former US president Bill Clinton, also also shared his support, tweeting: ‘Congratulations, Doug Jones. You were a great US Attorney, and you ran a terrific campaign. You deserve this win. It’s a win for the people of Alabama.’

The Clintons were joined by the likes of Julianne Moore, Joe Biden and Kerry Washington who rushed to Twitter to celebrate the Democrat’s victory in the traditionally Republican state.

‘Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones,’ Ellen Degeneres tweeted.

‘Hope lives,’ added Ava DuVernay. ‘Never give up on this gorgeous mystery called Life. A Democrat from Alabama? Hope lives. 

Kerry Washington, the star of Scandal, shared her thanks for everyone in Alabama who voted for Jones ‘because today u voted for a more perfect union. A place where we ALL matter. God bless u.’

Captain America star Chris Evans said that the vote was one of the few redeeming outcomes of 2017.

‘Holy s**t!!!!! Does this mean I DON’T have to bury 2017 in the back yard?? Thank you, Alabama!!!!’ he wrote.

‘My tweets worked,’ comedian and actor Billy Eichner added.

Actresses Julianne Moore and Alyssa Milano added their congratulations to the newly elected senator.

‘Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity, Alabama,’ said Charmed star Milano. ‘And thank you for fighting for what’s right, @GDouglasJones. And thank you to every volunteer who knocked on doors, made phone calls, and that worked tirelessly to make this happen.’ 

Republican Roy Moore should have easily slid into a Senate seat in Alabama, but accusations that he habitually preyed on teenagers eroded his support. Here he's photographed at his election night party in Montgomery before the final results were in 

Republican Roy Moore should have easily slid into a Senate seat in Alabama, but accusations that he habitually preyed on teenagers eroded his support. Here he’s photographed at his election night party in Montgomery before the final results were in 

Several celebs referenced the fact that black voters had turned out in force to back Jones in Tuesday’s election.

Actress Patricia Arquette wrote: ‘Once again we are depending on the goodness of black voters to save the world.’

‘GOD BLESS BLACK WOMEN,’ Amber Tamblyn added.

Jones emerged victorious against Moore, whose has been plagued by allegations he preyed on teenage girls while he was in his thirties.  

Jones proclaimed a victory for ‘common courtesy and decency’ as he defeated accused pedophile Moore. But Moore insisted the race wasn’t done.

‘Realize when the vote is this close, then it’s not over,’ said Moore, who exasperated national party establishment leaders with his run. ‘And we’ve still got to go by the rules about this recount provision.’ 

‘We also know that God is always in control,’ Moore told his supporters, who were left stunned at their party in Montgomery as the race got called for Jones.

Jones defeated Moore by 50 to 48 per cent of the vote, with 99 per cent of precincts reporting. There were just under 21,000 votes separating the winner and the loser, out of 1.3 million cast.

John Merrill, the secretary of state of Alabama, said Moore can get a recount if he pays for it. An automatic recount occurs if the vote difference is less than 0.5 percent of the vote.

‘The people of Alabama have spoken tonight. They’ve made their voice heard loud and clear,’ he told CNN. Merrill said it would be ‘highly unlikely’ for Jones not to be certified the winner.

Moore complained in his speech: ‘Part of the problem with this campaign is we’ve been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light.’

‘We’ve been put in a hole, if you will,’ he said, referencing the Bible’s Psalm 40 and speaking rapidly.

‘I waited patiently for the Lord. That’s what we’ve got to do,’ Moore told his supporters, who include many evangelical voters. ‘And he inclined to me and heard my cry and brought us also out of a horrible pit out of the miry clay and set my feet on the rock and established my goings and put a new song in our mouth. He then prays unto our God. Many shall see it hear it, and shall be moved by that if you will.’ 

‘And that’s what we’ve got to do is wait on God and let this process play out,’ Moore said.

‘But the votes are still coming in and we’re looking at that,’ Moore added. ‘It’s not over, and it’s going to take some time. Thank you.’

Jones’ victory in the deep red state came despite a final push by President Donald Trump, who campaigned in Pensacola and endorsed Moore despite a series of women who made accusations against him from when he was a prosecutor in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

His win peeled back the Senate GOP’s Republican majority to just 51-49, and dealt a blow to Trump, who weighed in with campaigning in nearby Florida, tweets and a robocall.

‘Tonight is a night for rejoicing,’ Moore told cheering supporters at his victory speech Tuesday evening.

After a nasty race that featured multiple women accusing opponent Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, Jones told a Birmingham crowd: ‘We have work to do. We have work to do in this state to build those bridges within this state, to reach across with those that didn’t vote for us to try to find that common ground. I’m pledging to do that tonight.’ 

After the divisive contest, Jones thanked his African-American supporters, Hispanics, and even wished his Jewish friends a ‘Happy Channukah!’ That was a subtle rebuke to Moore’s wife, who made a cringe-worthy election eve comment denying anti-Semitism by saying one of their lawyers was Jewish.

‘As Dr. King liked to quote, the moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice,’ he said, using a favorite line of President Obama’s. ‘Tonight in this time in this place, you helped bend that moral arc a little closer to that justice,’ he said to applause.

‘Not only was it bent more, not only was its aim truer, but you sent it right through the heart of the great state of Alabama in doing so,’ he said.

It was every community. You know I keep hearing about the different communities in this state. The African American community – thank you! My friends in the Latino community thank you! To all my Jewish friends, Happy Chanukah!

‘At the end of the day this entire race has been about dignity and respect,’ Jones said. This campaign has been about the rule of law. This campaign has been about common courtesy and decency and making sure everyone in this state … is gonna get a fair shake in life.’

The Associated Press called the Alabama Senate race for Doug Jones at 9:23 p.m. local time, less than two and a half hours after the final votes were cast.

For Jones, just having a (D) next to his name meant an extremely steep climb in a state that hadn’t voted for a Democratic senator in 31 years – and that man, Sen. Richard Shelby, later changed his affiliation to Republican.

But Jones was buoyed by a mix of grit and chance – campaigning rabidly through the end, while Moore traveled out-of-state, haunted by accusations that he had pursued and molested teenagers while he was a man in his 30s.

The election had become bigger than these two men, with Trump’s name – and also that of his former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon – also attached to Moore’s name on the ballot.

On the Democratic side, former President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and potential 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, had chimed in.

President Trump tweeted his congratulations to Jones on a ‘hard fought victory,’ less than an hour after the race was called.

‘The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win,’ Trump added. ‘he people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!’