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Election Day in Atlanta: Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens in Mayoral Runoff


By Sandra Rose  | 

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Today is Election Day in Atlanta. The two Black candidates, Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens face off in a close mayoral race.

Atlanta residents are heading to the polls today to replace one-term mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms who decided not to seek a 2nd term.

The polls opened early Tuesday, but poll watchers say the turnout has been low so far.

Current Atlanta City Council President Moore won 41% of the vote on Nov. 2nd. Fellow City Council member Dickens followed with 23% of the votes. A runoff was necessary since neither candidate won 50% of the vote.

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed somehow came in third in the voting behind Moore and Dickens. Reed conceded a few days later.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms has since thrown her support behind Dickens, who has the support of rappers and nightclub owners.

Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris endorsed Dickens in a video in which he seemed to blame Moore for the sexual harassment allegations lodged against him and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris.

There are also reports that Moore threatened to shut down strip clubs, which would send dozens of Atlanta’s finest strippers to the unemployment line.

But Moore has vigorously denied the allegations (see video below, courtesy of ATL Uncensored).

Polls will stay open until 7 or 8 p.m. tonight. Find out your polling place here and check out the results of all runoff races here.
 

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Tags: Andre Dickens, Felicia Moore, local elections, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayoral candidate, political news



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