Closer Look: Atlanta’s Mayoral Runoff Election Results; And More

The two candidates in Atlanta's mayoral race, Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms, were separated by just over 700 votes.
Credit Al Such, Kaitlin Kolarik / WABE

Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

Atlanta’s mayoral race is still too close to call for many. Candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her victory last night while her opponent Mary Norwood is asking for a recount. In this special, post run-off election edition, we get political analysis on the race and the future of Atlanta.

  • 0:00: The two candidates in Atlanta’s mayoral race were separated by just over 700 votes, so what did pre-election polls tell us about the outcome, and what were voter trends in key Atlanta neighborhoods? A conversation with Dr. Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University.
  • 21:09: Our election analysis continues with a look at the role of socioeconomic factors in the mayoral contest. We talk to Illya Davis, professor of philosophy and African American studies at Morehouse College, about the role race has played both in this election, and throughout Atlanta’s history, as well as the city’s changing demographics.
  • 39:37: A look at the historical significance of this election, and others throughout the decades in Atlanta. A round table discussion with historian Leslye Joy Allen; award-winning journalist and Atlanta Voice editor,  Stan Washington; and Illya Davis, professor of philosophy and African American studies at Morehouse College.

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