The Alabama election result was a surprise win for the Democrats: Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race

The outcome of the election tonight will not be certified until December 26 at the earliest

(According to a State official comment last week).

  • Right now the Republicans are 52-48 in the Senate
  • After this result they'll be 51-49 ... but Jones won't take his position until after the result is certified

Which makes it likely pressures will intensify to pass tax legiaslation before then