ATLANTA - The Keisha Lance Bottoms For Mayor Campaign today called for the Georgia Attorney General's Office to investigate a fake robo call phoned into Atlanta's communities, a racist phone call attributed to the Bottoms campaign.
So far, East Atlanta and Buckhead communities reported robo calls have been received.
Lance Bottoms responded to the robo call being using by saying the following:
"As the new frontrunner, we knew that there would be dirty tricks, but this is dealing from the bottom of the barrel. I find the robo call personally disgusting and such tactics have no place in this election. The calls are also illegal. I hope the people responsible are revealed and they suffer the legal consequences they deserve."
The calls come on the heels of Bottoms taking the lead in the Mayor's race in recent polls.
Early voting has now ended. Election day for Atlanta's next Mayor is Tuesday, November 7th.
If none of the candidates get a majority following the November 7 ballot, a runoff will be held on December 5.
The upcoming election also includes races for city council president, three at-large council members, 12 by-district council members, and two city judges.