Recount in Atlanta mayoral race nets same result

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Election officials recounted the votes cast in the Atlanta mayoral election runoff at the request of the trailing candidate.

Mary Norwood requested a recount Tuesday after the certified results showed her opponent, Keisha Lance Bottoms, winning by a margin of less than 1 percent.

Election officials in Fulton and DeKalb counties, which both include parts of Atlanta, were scheduled to begin the recount Thursday morning. 

The two counties on Monday certified the election results. Keisha Lance Bottoms remains in the lead with 46,667, or 50.45 percent, and Norwood has 45,835 votes, or 49.55 percent. The 832 votes that separate them amount to less than 1 percent of the 92,502 votes cast.

The results Thursday once again showed Bottoms the winner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.