Trailing Atlanta mayoral candidate requests a recount

December 13, 2017 - 11:21 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The trailing candidate in Atlanta's mayoral election runoff has requested a recount after the certified results showed a margin of less than 1 percent.

A lawyer for Mary Norwood sent a letter Tuesday to election officials in Fulton and DeKalb counties, which both include parts of Atlanta. The letter requests a recount and asks election officials to investigate alleged discrepancies.

The two counties on Monday certified the election results. Keisha Lance Bottoms remains in the lead with 46,667, or 50.45 percent, and Mary Norwood has 45,835 votes, or 49.55 percent. The 832 votes that separate them amount to less than 1 percent of the 92,502 votes cast.

Election officials in the two counties did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday asking when a recount would be completed.

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