Closer Look: Election Results Analysis; Emory Law’s Volunteer Clinic For Veterans; And More

Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms were the top vote-getters in Tuesday's election. They now head to a runoff election, to be held Dec. 5.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Georgia voters went to the polls yesterday to elect mayors, city council members, a city council president and Atlanta Public School board members. The Atlanta mayoral race is heading to a runoff between city councilmembers Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Dr. Andra Gillespie, associate professor at Emory University’s department of political science, talks local election results and the impact of several national races.
  • 22:15: There’s another Atlanta race headed for a runoff in December — the post for Atlanta City Council president. Councilmembers Felicia Moore and Alex Wan will face each other in next month’s runoff election. We hear from both candidates about the top priorities for their campaigns.
  • 42:15: Today we kick off a series of conversations focused on veterans. The Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans provides pro-bono services to veterans and their families to obtain disability benefits. Drew Early, the clinic’s co-director and Keely Youngblood, an attorney at the clinic and an Americorps Legal Fellow, tell us more. Also joining the conversation is Russell Hyatt, whose father, a Korean War vet, is a client of the clinic.

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