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Polls close! Atlanta chooses 60th mayor in history

06 Décembre 2017

Earlier on Tuesday, both Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms, as well as Mayor Kasim Reed, cast their ballots in the race.

If Norwood wins, Atlanta would have its first-ever white female mayor.

Georgia utilizes a majority rule with a runoff voting system, which means that if no candidate secures more than 50% of the vote in the general election, a final race between the top two candidates decides the victor.

They beat out ten other candidates to claim the top spots. His tenure as mayor became one of the major factors in the race.

Reed, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has denied he is personally involved in the probe and said he would cooperate with any requests from the Justice Department.

What's more, Bottoms and Norwood are running in a city that is growing increasingly diverse, with a population of younger people to whom race is less of an important issue. Young endorsed Bottoms, while Franklin is supporting Norwood. The city of Atlanta is a Democratic stronghold in a state that is otherwise largely Republican, and the city's government remains the only major Democratic power center in the state's political system, which is dominated by Republican officeholders.

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Voters in Tuesday's runoff for Atlanta mayor are deciding between Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms. Seventh place finisher Kwanza Hall, also a former Council member, has endorsed Bottoms. Bernie Sanders of Vermont - had kind words to say about her after the general election. After Tuesday's election, one will become mayor and the other will become a private citizen.

Democrats have held the office of mayor in Atlanta since 1879, and Atlanta has had a Black mayor for the past 44 years.

And Bottoms got herself a last-minute boost as well.

Atlanta residents are heading to the polls in what could be a historic mayoral election.

Bottoms likewise has the backing of major Atlanta hip-hop figures, like Killer Mike and T.I., who compared Norwood to President Donald Trump.

Polls close! Atlanta chooses 60th mayor in history