Let’s not pretend that Roy Moore losing had anything at all to do with policy. No, this isn’t a loss for Donald Trump or the anti-establishment wing of the Republican Party.
Moore’s defeat was 100% due to the sex abuse allegations against him. He would have won by 20 points without them. Any other anti-establishment candidate would have obliterated Doug Jones.
Even with the scandal, Jones barely won, 673,236 to 652,300.
Alabama is a deep red state. A sex abuse scandal was the only way a Democrat had any chance of winning. This was not about policy.