City of Atlanta Mayoral candidate Mary Norwood said she will officially seek a recount after losing the race to former Senator Kasim Reed by less than a 1% margin. According to the AJC, Mark Henderson with the Fulton County Elections Office confirmed that all but about 700 provisional ballots had been counted. The ballots can’t be tabulated until Thursday, which is the deadline for those voters to provide verification they were eligible.
According to the official tally, Reed led by 750 votes, so even if all of the provisional ballots go to Norwood, it still may not change the outcome but Mary’s not going down without a fight:
“I think a recount, when you’re this close is appropriate, absolutely appropriate,” Norwood said at a Wednesday morning press conference at her headquarters.
“We came within a razor thin margin of not being able to say we’re the front runner today.”
Under state law, a candidate who loses by less than 1 percent of the votes cast has the right to request a recount. Reed, however, has already claimed victory in the race and is going about the business of setting up plans for his first term as mayor.
The voicemail message allegedly left by Tiger Woods for his alleged mistress Jaimee Grubbs has finally been revealed. Yesterday, Grubbs came forward claiming she had startling proof that she had been Tiger’s jumpoff and was gonna release a voicemail, she claimed was Tiger asking her to change her voice recording cause his wife was on to them.
Well…she kept her word. In the audio released by US Weekly, you can hear someone who sounds alot like Tiger asking Jaimee to remove her name from her own voicemail, because his wife “went throught my phone and may be calling you.” *sigh*
Voicemail audio + another statement from Tiger below: Continue Reading…
Meet Kimberly Dodd, 27 of Canton, Georgia. Dodd has the earned the esteemed title of “idiot” after being arrested for shooting herself accidentally. The accident is not the act that sparked the arrest, it was Dodd’s active imagination that caused her trip to the clink after she lied to authorities stating an unknown assailant shot her in the leg.
OK…here’s the tale: On Nov. 1st Dodd reported that her car broke down on I-575 northbound near Towne Lake Parkway. While parked on the side of the road, Dodd claimed an unknown white male approached her vehicle, grabbed a gun she had on her passenger seat and shot her in the leg before fleeing the area. Dodd also claimed she fired one round at the man as he ran from her car. Dodd was transported to Kennestone Hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg. A portion of I-575 was shut down for two hours during the investigation. Sigh..
The real story is that Dodd accidentally shot herself in the leg, then made up the story about being attacked. She also fired another round out the window of her vehicle to make her tall tale seem more believable, which could have put others in the vicinity in danger.
Dodd’s story didn’t add up and she was was arrested and charged Monday with discharging a firearm near a public highway and giving false statements. She was released on an $11,880 bond.
Idiot. Case closed…
Kasim Reed is on the verge of being the 59th mayor of the City of Atlanta. In all actuality, Reed won the most votes in the run-off election against candidate Mary Norwood in an agonizing close race but Norwood hasn’t conceded. As Atlanta anxiously awaits an official announcement, the margin ranges a mere 1 point in the victory. Continue Reading…