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Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate election Tuesday, Dec. 12, defeating Republican candidate Roy Moore to become the first Democrat to win a statewide election since the 1990s.

While the nation focuses on the showdown between President Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, one of America's other noteworthy stories -- the online disinformation campaign in Alabama's 2017 special Senate election -- has new developments.

Such as:

Doug Jones Seeks Inquiry Into Misinformation Efforts in Alabama Senate Race, from The New York Times.

Local defends 'Dry Alabama' movement, from the Florence Times Daily.

The first story is significant because not only is an inquiry needed into those misinformation efforts, it's Sen. Jones -- who won that election -- calling for it. Don't overlook that. You have to wonder how many members of Congress would call for an investigation into an election that he or she won.

The second is the Florence newspaper's localization of last week's news that Florence resident Matt Osborne played a roll in that misinformation campaign that apparently worked against Republican candidate Roy Moore. 

-- Phillip Tutor