Tags: us | atlanta | mayor

Atlanta Mayor Runner-Up Expected to Seek Recount

Monday, 07 Dec 2009 08:21 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

ATLANTA -- A city councilwoman who sought to become Atlanta's first white mayor in a generation is expected to formally request a recount soon of last week's mayoral runoff.

Former state Sen. Kasim Reed edged out Mary Norwood by 715 votes in the Dec. 1 contest for the nonpartisan mayor's office. That falls within the 1-percent margin of victory that under Georgia law allows the runner-up to petition for a recount.

The results were certified Saturday by the Fulton County Board of Elections.

Now Norwood has until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to file a written request with the board for a recount, and campaign officials have said she could do so as soon as Monday.

After the request is made, a recount would take place the following business day beginning at 10 a.m.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ryan to Newsmax: Any Reform of Welfare Must Be Means-Tested

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:51 PM

In making his case for the overhaul of welfare programs, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday insi . . .

Paul Ryan: No Compromise on Closing Ex-Im Bank

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:19 PM

Amid recent rumors on Capitol Hill that House Republicans were going to "punt" on their intention to close down the Expo . . .

Wisconsin's Walker Buoyed by Voter ID, Union Law Victories

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 16:21 PM

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, fighting to win a second term, was buoyed by his state's high court with victories upho . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved