With 759 votes separating Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms from Mary Norwood, the Fulton County Board of Registration & Elections will certify its results of Atlanta’s mayoral runoff on Monday, Dec. 11.
In the meantime, the Norwood campaign is continuing to ask voters who experienced voting problems to come forward.
According to a Georgia secretary of state spokesperson, its investigations division has received multiple complaints concerning the December 5 run-off.
"Thus far, our investigators have opened three State Election Board cases into alleged election law violations concerning the run-off," said Candice Broce. "One case concerns an absentee ballot request in Fulton County. Another case concerns public access to tabulation in Fulton County. The last case involves the use of provisional ballots in DeKalb County."
Broce also said the office has received 17 complaints through its Stop Voter Fraud website and hotline.
Georgia law allows a losing candidate to request a recount if the difference in votes between the winner and loser is not more than one percent of the total votes cast in the race.
In terms of overall percentage, Bottoms and Norwood each received 50% of the vote.
Norwood has two business days following certification of the results to request the recount.
In response to Norwood’s tweet, the Bottoms campaign released this statement:
“As the Norwood campaign continues to delay the certification of this election, Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms is forming her transition team so that she will be ready to lead Atlanta on day one. The voters have spoken and from a clear and decisive victory, Mayor-elect Bottoms will be the 60th mayor of Atlanta.
“The campaign is over; the time for governing has begun.”