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Emory University political scientist breaks down the results of metro-Atlanta municipal elections

Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science and director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University, joins "Morning Edition" to discuss metro-Atlanta's 2021 municipal elections.
Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science and director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University, joins "Morning Edition" to discuss metro-Atlanta's 2021 municipal elections.
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Yesterday’s election day included a number of surprises and unexpected outcomes, not least of all a likely mayoral runoff between City Council President Felicia Moore and Councilman Andre Dickens.

Emory University political science professor and analyst Andra Gillespie joined “Morning Edition” to discuss the results and what the local contests have to tell us about Georgia’s shifting political landscape and demographics.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.