Defeated Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood is not going away quietly into the night. The accused Republican and Trump supporter lost the race to be Atlanta’s next mayor by 759 votes this same day last week. But she did not concede, and instead said she would formally request a recount.
Norwood also said she would wait for the Fulton and DeKalb County Boards of Elections to certify all of the votes, including provisional and absentee ballots.
Well, those votes have all been counted, and Norwood has fallen even further behind in the race.
As it stands now, Norwood is 833 votes behind Lance-Bottoms, which means she shed nearly 100 more votes since last week.
The recount is expected to be finalized on Friday. But historically, recounts do not swing hundreds of votes in either direction; in fact, recounts often hand more votes to the person who is already ahead.
Norwood is understandably unhappy about losing such a close race–AGAIN, since she lost in 2009 by a little more than 700 votes–and raised the allegation of “voter fraud” again Monday, without offering any evidence.
Meanwhile, Lance-Bottoms has already moved into her transition office in Atlanta City Hall and reportedly said she doesn’t have Norwood to think about.