Keisha Lance Bottoms wins Atlanta Mayoral race


The race for Atlanta mayor went down to the wire Tuesday and Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms came out on top by a mere 759 votes.

Bottoms will be the second Black woman to lead the city of Atlanta as mayor following Shirley Franklin, who served from 2002 to 2010. It is said that Norwood would be asking for a recount, but Bottoms already seems to be settling into her new role as Mayor-Elect, spending the morning after her victory, being interviewed by local news stations, ignoring all of the salty, white tears.

Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call.

A win for Bottoms would continue a run for African-American mayors that began with Maynard Jackson in the mid-1970s.

This isn't the first time Norwood has done this, either. "This is a city for all of us and I'm so honored to be your 60th mayor".

She added: "For all the little girls out there who need somebody to believe that you are better than your circumstances, I want you all to remember that black girl magic is real".

When calling for a vote recount, Norwood cited an unofficial count and said that she was waiting for the vote count to be updated later in the week.

"We will be asking for a recount", Norwood said. The candidate now trailing, if elected, would be the first white mayor of Atlanta in decades. Bernie Sanders of Vermont - had kind words to say about her after the general election. Franklin left a "green" legacy as she focused on sustainability and environmental friendliness, introducing the "Clean Water Act" her first year I️n office.