Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms faced independent Mary Norwood in Tuesday’s nonpartisan runoff to succeed Mayor Kasim Reed, who was term limited from seeking re-election.
The distance between the two candidates for the city’s 60th mayor was razor thin by the night’s end, with 100 percent of precincts reporting and the two candidates both at 50 percent — Bottoms lead by just 759 votes.
Although Bottoms’ camp declared victory, it was too close to call and a recount will likely be in the works.
An outright win would have wound down a protracted campaign that culminated in a run-off election.
759 Votes: Too Close to Call Atlanta’s Race For Mayor was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com