All eyes were on the race for mayor in Atlanta as Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood went head to head in a run off last night.
As polls closed, it was still way too close to call but by early Wednesday Keisha Lance Bottoms took the lead.
What was even more interesting than the race itself, was the demographic breakdown of each candidate’s supporters.
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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.
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…