‘It’s not over yet’: Atlanta mayoral candidate demands a recount after losing by a margin of less than 1 per cent
Atlanta voters were set to declare their new mayor after local officials tallied more than 92,000 ballots that were cast in a runoff election Tuesday evening.
Scroll down to see Bottoms address her supporters
The margin was razor-thin however, with less than 800 votes separating Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood.
The race for mayor in Atlanta, South’s most influential city, was too close to call after Bottoms, 47, declared herself the city’s new leader and Norwood, 65, vowed to request a recount.
Bottoms, a Democrat, spoke early Wednesday at an Atlanta hotel, saying near the end of her speech that ‘I am just in awe of what God is able to do. I’m so honored to be your 60th mayor,’ she told her cheering supporters.
Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declares victory during an election-night watch party Wednesday