Felicia Moore advances to runoff election in Atlanta mayoral contest

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Atlanta campaigner for politician Felicia Moore greets her supporters aft casting her ballot connected Election Day successful Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Atlanta mayoral campaigner Felicia Moore, the metropolis assembly president, has precocious to a runoff predetermination connected Nov. 30, but whether her hostile volition beryllium erstwhile Mayor Kasim Reed oregon City Councilmember Andre Dickens has yet to beryllium determined, CBS46 TV projected.

In a run dominated by the contented of nationalist safety, some Moore and Reed favour hiring much constabulary officers to combat a emergence successful convulsive crime.

Moore has attacked Reed implicit a national corruption probe that marred his tenure and ensnared respective members of his administration. Reed, who was ne'er charged and has maintained his innocence, argued that lone helium has the acquisition needed to conflict the city's transgression problem.

The ballot included 14 names. Under authorities law, the apical 2 candidates proceed to a runoff predetermination connected Nov. 30 unless a campaigner exceeds 50% successful the wide election.

The victor volition win outgoing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who successful a astonishment determination decided not to question different term.

Reporting by Joseph Ax and Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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