Norwood seeks recount as Bottoms declares victory in Atlanta Mayor's Race

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ATLANTA - Mary Norwood says she's asking for a recount as Keisha Lance Bottoms declares a victory in the Atlanta Mayor's Race.

[LIVE real-time election results]

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Bottoms leads by 759 votes. Bottoms, introduced by Mayor Kasim Reed as the 60th mayor of Atlanta, declared victory as she spoke to her supporters, but Norwood said the race isn't over yet. (Watch their full speeches below)

“I am just in awe of what God is able to do," Bottoms told a crowd of cheering supporters. “I’m so honored to be your 60th mayor."

At the same time Bottoms declared victory, Norwood took the podium at her own rally and said that absentee ballots from military members were yet to figure in the totals, and that she believes that some ballots have yet to be tabulated.

“We will be asking for a recount,” Norwood said. "It's not over yet."


We have LIVE coverage of the results, the candidate's reactions and other races across north Georgia on Channel 2 Action News. Stay with WSBTV.com and Channel 2 Action News for everything you need about a potential recount in the race. Download our WSB-TV News App to be the first to know what's happening.


Follow our LIVE minute-by-minute updates below:

12:40 p.m.

AP declares Atlanta Mayor's Race too close to call.

12:28 a.m.

Keisha Lance Bottoms declares victory: "I am honored to be your next Mayor of Atlanta"

12:20 a.m.

BREAKING: Mary Norwood says she's asking for a recount as Keisha Lance Bottoms declares win in Atlanta Mayor's Race. Watch Mary Norwood's full speech below:

12:00 a.m.

Results say 100 percent of precincts reporting, but race is still too close to call.

11:50 p.m.

Anticipation and excitement rising at both candidate's events with 97 percent of the precincts reporting.

11:42 p.m.

The race is tightening. Bottoms and Norwood are now within hundreds of votes of each other.

11:40 p.m.

Only 58 percent of the vote is reporting in DeKalb right now. 100 percent reporting in Fulton.

11:35 p.m.

Crowd waiting for Keisha Lance Bottoms to speak to supporters.

11:25 p.m.

Here's a breakdown of some of the vote:

11:20 p.m.

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston reports lots of excitement at Bottoms' event as she takes the lead.

11:10 p.m.

Keisha Lance Bottoms takes the lead with 89 percent of precincts reporting.

11:00 p.m.

Crowd growing as more supporters file into Keisha Lance Bottoms event.

10:55 p.m.

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston and Richard Elliot will have live coverage from both candidate's events on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.

10:40 p.m. 

More results coming in. Norwood's lead increases slightly with 13 percent of precincts reporting.

10:35 p.m.

Former mayoral candidate Peter Amanis speaking to the crowd and Mary Norwood's event.

10:30 p.m.

Crowd growing at Mary Norwood's event as more results come in.

10:15 p.m.

More results coming in, splitting similarly to the Nov. 7 election.

10:07 p.m.

With six percent of precincts reporting, Mary Norwood is leading with 51 percent of the vote.

10:00 p.m.

Mayor Kasim Reed, at Keisha Lance Bottoms event, says he's optimistic about the night, comparing it to his run in 2009.

9:55 p.m.

Mayor Kasim Reed and former Congressional candidate Jon Ossoff have arrived at Bottoms headquarters. Ossoff is speaking to the crowd.

9:50 p.m.

More results have come in for the Atlanta Mayor's Race. Just 1 percent of precincts are reporting.

9:40 p.m.

Mary Norwood says she's cautiously optimistic, but knows there's a long night ahead.

9:30 p.m.

Keisha Lance Bottoms campaign manager addressed the crowd of supporters as they await results.

9:15 p.m.

Mary Norwood addresses her supporters, saying it's going to be a long night as they await results.

9:00 p.m.

We're LIVE at both candidates' headquarters as they await results. Stay with WSBTV.com and watch Channel 2 Action News for updates throughout the night.

8:45 p.m.

The first results are in for Atlanta Mayor.

8:30 p.m.

People awaiting results at Keisha Lance Bottoms' headquarters.

8:02 p.m.

Keisha Lance Bottoms is done campaigning for the night and now will await results at her headquarters.

8:00 p.m.

All polls have closed across north Georgia. Get LIVE election results on WSBTV.com throughout the night.

7:00 p.m.

Polls have closed across most of north Georgia. Polls in Fulton County and Atlanta will stay open until 8 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Mary Norwood continues campaigning around the city with just over an hour until polls close.

6:30 p.m.

Keisha Lance Bottoms makes final push for voters to get to the polls before they close.

5:39 p.m.

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston is with Keisha Lance Bottoms as she makes another campaign stop. He will be with her all night as results come in. Follow him on Twitter for LIVE updates.

4:45 p.m.

Channel 2's Richard Elliot is at Mary Norwood's headquarters. He will be there throughout the night as results come in. Follow him on Twitter for LIVE updates.

Tuesday morning:

Both Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood cast their votes at their polling places, before heading out to campaign for the rest of the afternoon.

[READ: Mary Norwood, Keisha Lance Bottoms cast their votes for Atlanta mayor]

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