In a special election plagued with controversy, the state of Alabama turned blue Tuesday night, electing Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women which may have ultimately cost him the win.
Of course, the internet and the media couldn’t help but poke fun at Moore’s huge loss.
Two New York tabloids announced Moore’s defeat by mocking his arrival to the polls to vote on Tuesday on horseback.
"Perv Moore loses in Alabama ... and the horse you rode in on," reads the New York Post's cover.
The Wednesday cover of the New York Daily News reads “Screw you & the horse you rode in on.”
The jokes didn’t stop there. Many people picked apart the way Moore rode his horse, named Sassy, saying he looked inexperienced and awkward.
This is hilarious, his form sucks & that horse was thinking about bucking him pic.twitter.com/NLWfm8QtlY— Molly (@Molly_Kats) December 12, 2017
This #RoyMoore horse clip is a nightmare: note stirrup length, rein handling, the painful bit...He says he's a horseman, but if this is how he rides, imagine how terrible he'd be as a senator. https://t.co/TBZnLhhq5s— EV (@EVdj1919) December 12, 2017
Of course, many like late night host Stephen Colbert took the jokes a bit further, using the sexual misconduct allegations against Moore as part of his show Tuesday night.
“The horse’s name is Sassy,” said Colbert. “Well, that is a lovely name for a magazine targeted at teenage girls. Hi-ho Sassy, off to the mall!”