In an intense mayoral race, Keisha Lance Bottoms came out on top making her the second black female elected mayor of the city of Atlanta.
“For all the little girls out there, who need somebody to believe that you’re better than your circumstances, I want you all to remember that Black Girl Magic is real,” Bottoms said. “And across this city, we got Black Girl Magic, we got Black Boy Magic, we got White Girl Magic, we got White Boy Magic, we have Brown Girl Magic, Brown boy Magic and everything in between. This is a city for all of us an
But the win does not come without some controversy as her opponent, 65-year-old Mary Norwood asked for a recount.
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Bottoms won by approximately 700 votes which is less than a 1 percent margin. Norwood has called for a recount because all of the absentee ballots from members of the military have yet to be counted. All of the ballots will be counted by Thursday, in which case Norwood will have all of the information she needs.