The Georgia Secretary of State's office confirms they're looking into Mayor Kasim Reed after someone filed a complaint against him for statements allegedly made at a polling place.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Secretary of State's office said, "We review every complaint that we receive, and we have opened a State Election Board investigation into the matter. We cannot say anything further about this pending investigation at this time."
On Tuesday, Reed posted several items related to the mayor's race on his Instagram site, including this video, in which he says he has just cast his vote for Keisha Lance Bottoms.
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“This purported news story is nonsense," Reed's office said in a statement. "It is nothing more than an attempt by Mary Norwood to distract attention away from her unexpected loss last [Tuesday] evening.”
The secretary of state did not confirm where the complaint originated.
Bottoms and Norwood face each other in a Dec. 5 runoff in the race to become Atlanta's 60th mayor in history. Reed has endorsed Bottoms in the race.
The State Election Board will make the final decision.