With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Keisha Lance Bottoms leads Mary Norwood in the race to become the next mayor of Atlanta by 759 votes. Bottoms has declared victory, but Norwood is not conceding the race. Norwood told her supporters that she will call for a recount.

“We just don’t know,” Norwood said. “This is very close. It is not over yet.”

“I’ve done this before. The next few days are going to be all-hands-on-deck, and all analysis will be done,” she said. “We are two days away from knowing.”

In 2009, Norwood faced a recount in her race against incumbent Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed. Reed has endorsed Bottoms.

“This is about Atlanta,” Bottoms said. “And what we said from Day One is that this is about what we hope this city can be for our children’s children.We stand tonight as one Atlanta.”

Atlanta city councilwoman and mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms enters a polling site with her daughter Lincoln, 7, to vote in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Like the city's notorious rush hours, the race to become Atlanta's next mayor has drawn a veritable traffic jam of candidates seeking one of the highest profile local offices in Southern politics. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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