Fulton, DeKalb counties certify Atlanta mayoral election results - CBS46 News

Fulton, DeKalb counties certify Atlanta mayoral election results

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After the votes from the special run-off election for Atlanta mayor were certified, Keisha Lance Bottoms actually increased her lead. Fulton and DeKalb counties certified the results on Monday of the special run-off election that was held on December 5.

Two meetings were held on Monday, the first of which took place at the Fulton County Government Center in southwest Atlanta. The other meeting was held in DeKalb County at the Board of Registrations and Elections on Memorial Drive in Decatur.

Officials certified the election results for mayor of Atlanta as well as other races that took place during the special elections on December 5.

You may remember that Keisha Lance Bottoms defeated Mary Norwood by just 759 votes in the Atlanta mayoral election. After certifying the results, Lance Bottoms actually increased her lead, winning by 832 votes. The added votes were provisional and military ballots.

Because the margin of victory was within one percent, Norwood is legally entitled to a recount.

"I have the authority and the ability to ask for a recount and again, with such a close election, it is absolutely imperative that we take a look at every single ballot absentee mail in provisional and it is imperative for all the people that voted for Mary Norwood to be their mayor," Norwood told CBS46 News.

She has 48 hours to call for a recount.

Norwood also claimed voter intimidation in the election. In a tweet sent out two days after the special election, Norwood says many voters complained of administrative problems and voter intimidation.

She urged anyone who had a problem voting in the election to contact the Secretary of State's office and fill out the Stop Voter Fraud form.

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