Dec 13, 2017

Women of color helped Doug Jones to victory

Doug Jones and his wife. Photo: John Bazemore / AP

One savvy Axios colleague didn't believe the polls out of Alabama (final Real Clear Politics average: Moore +2.2). Her reasoning: "Women don't want their husbands to know that they're voting for Jones."

  • She was right. Jones won women by 16 points, per WashPost. That's despite the fact that Moore won white women by 29 points. Final tally: Doug Jones (D) 49.9% ... Roy Moore (R) 48.4% ... Write-ins: 1.7%.

Key election poll results, via WashPost:

  • Jones won African Americans by 92 points.
  • Jones won independents or "something else" by 8 points.
  • Moore won white people with no college degree by 55 points.
  • Moore won voters who approve of Trump by 80 points.

Go deeper: Moore refuses to concede ... Stef Kight's Winners/Losers ... See the tweets: Trump, Biden, Clinton react ... Graphic: How Alabama elected Jones.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 786,228 — Total deaths: 37,820 — Total recoveries: 166,041.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 164,603 — Total deaths: 3,170— Total recoveries: 5,896.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. State updates: Rural-state governors say testing is still inadequate, contradicting Trump — Virginia, Maryland and D.C. issue stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states.
  5. Business latest: Ford and General Electric aim to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
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U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll tops 3,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus has now surpassed 3,000, per Johns Hopkins data.

The state of play: The U.S. had by Monday night recorded more than 163,000 positive cases — more than any other country in the world, per Johns Hopkins. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 3,008. The number of recoveries had risen to more than 5,800.

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Two major Dem groups back Biden with 9-figure campaign

Joe Biden giving remarks in Delaware on March 12. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Two major outside Democratic groups launched a general election partnership to boost Joe Biden's presidential campaign with polling, opposition research and ads.

Why it matters: This is significant support — financially and in terms of resources — to get at a time when the coronavirus has pushed the election to the back burner for the country.