Could a Democrat Actually Win a Senate Seat in Alabama? Precedents Are Few, but Telling

A Democratic victory in an Alabama Senate race would rank as one of the most improbable, astonishing outcomes in the last few years of improbable, astonishing political events.

So, yes, this could happen.

The Roy Moore-Doug Jones contest is like a mad experiment to test the limits of Republican strength in Alabama, perhaps the toughest for Democrats in the country. It might be reasonable to say that if Democrats can’t win it here and now, they just can’t win it as long as the country remains so divided by race, religion and education. CONT.

Nate Cohn, New York Times