Now that the Fulton and DeKalb County Boards of Elections have certified the Dec. 5 runoff election, the difference in votes between mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood is larger.
With all of the votes in both counties totaled, Bottoms is now 833 votes ahead of her opponent. That's 74 more votes in her margin of victory than she had the night of the runoff.
Initial election results had Bottoms leading with a 759-vote difference between both counties.
Norwood vowed to request a recount and has two days from Monday to make the formal request. Monday, she told 11Alive's Doug Richard that she still intends to formally request a recount.
The Norwood campaign is continuing to ask voters who experienced voting problems to come forward.
Fulton County Elections Director Rick Barron said they will use an electronic voting machine for the recount that should be done by Friday.
"We’re going to re-cocunt every single vote that was tallied. We’ll upload all of the votes off of the electronic media and we’ll recount all of the ballot," Barron said.
According to a Georgia secretary of state spokesperson, its investigations division has received multiple complaints concerning the Dec. 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." Norwood said those complaints won't affect the mayoral runoff, though she says her supporters have raised questions about the vote tally. Norwood wouldn't elaborate Monday.
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.
Meanwhile, mayor-elect Bottoms has already moved into her transition office at City Hall. She sat down with 11Alive's Doug Richards to talk about what her life have been like since claiming victory on election night. She has more than 800 unread text messages. Read the full transcript, here.