We have nearly half of all the votes counted in the race for Atlanta mayor and the trend is solidifying: it’s a two-person race.
Mary Norwood leads Kasim Reed 46 percent to 37 percent with 78 of the 161 Fulton County precincts and three of the nine DeKalb County precincts reporting. Lisa Borders is slipping away at 14 percent. No one else is above 3 percent.
Yet still, according to our colleague Ernie Suggs at the W Hotel downtown, Borders channeled her best Yogi Berra declaring, “It ain’t over til its over,” as polls started to come in showing her in 3rd place, behind Norwood and Reed.
“This has been a journey for my team and my supporters,” Borders said. “We are just beginning to look at the numbers. We are hopeful and prayerful.”
Borders said the early returns are coming from newer and smaller precincts. She is confident that she will surge once the larger more established neighborhoods are counted.
“We hope to have support from all over the city,” Borders said.