Mary Norwood concedes defeat in Atlanta mayoral race

ATLANTA — Mary Norwood has conceded the Atlanta mayor's race to fellow City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Norwood posted a video on YouTube Wednesday night.

In the video, Norwood says irregularities occurred during the election but she will not contest them.

“For the future of this city, I believe it is the right thing to do to move on and hold a new administration accountable,” Norwood said.

The final numbers show that Bottoms received 46,661 votes, just more than 50 percent.


Norwood received 45,840 votes, or 49 percent.

In an exclusive interview with Bottoms, she told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston she's ready to get to work.

"Taking a look at our procurement process. Where we are with that, making sure it's shored up, so we know there are certain things that have to be done immediately and other things we'll have a bit more time to deal with," Bottoms told Huddleston.

Inauguration Day is scheduled for Jan. 2.