The leaders of Atlanta threw everything in the kitchen at Keisha Lance Bottoms, including the kitchen sink, the dishwasher and the butcher’s knife. In the end Lance Bottoms survived to defeat her rival Mary Norwood by 759 votes.
Lance Bottoms received 46,464 votes to Norwood’s 45,705. Both received 50 percent of the votes cast, which by law makes Norwood eligible to request a recount. She is expect to do so as she did in her 2009 race against Mayor Kasim Reed.