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Recount Looms in Atlanta Mayor's Race

Democrat declares victory despite razor-thin margin

(Newser) - The race for mayor in Atlanta early Wednesday was too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount. The margin was razor-thin, with several hundred votes separating Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Bottoms spoke Wednesday at... More »

Mayor Threatens to Boot Occupy Atlanta

Mayor wants protesters out, but they don't want to go

(Newser) - Things could soon get ugly in Atlanta, as Mayor Kasim Reed intends to boot Occupy protesters from Woodruff Park—while protesters have no intention of going quietly. Reed announced yesterday that he will void his order allowing protesters to stay in the park until Nov. 7. Demonstrators responded with their... More »

Atlanta May Need Recount to Settle Mayor's Race

Kasim Reed has a razor-thin lead, with provisional ballots pending

(Newser) - The Atlanta mayor's race remains too close to call. Kasim Reed led Mary Norwood by 758 votes out of 83,000 cast in yesterday's runoff election, a razor-thin margin of .92%. Only about 700 provisional ballots remain to be counted, but the race is so tight that Norwood isn't conceding.... More »

Gay Vote May Settle Atlanta Mayoral Race

Norwood, Reed neck-and-neck ahead of today's vote

(Newser) - Mary Norwood will become Atlanta's first white mayor since the '70s if she defeats Kasim Reed in today's runoff election—but the contest hasn't been as racially charged as some expected. A fifth of black voters favor Norwood and roughly the same proportion of whites favor Reed. The city's large... More »

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