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Atlanta City Council member Andre Dickens won last night's runoff election over City Council President Felicia Moore.

Only 20% of Atlanta's registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday night. The turnout was among the lowest -- if not the lowest -- in Atlanta's history.

Atlanta's current mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms and former mayor, Shirley Franklin attended Dickens' election watch party at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

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Bottoms (center) was joined by local celebrities, rappers Tip "T.I.' Harris (left) and Jeezy (right).

Dickens was endorsed by rappers and nightclub owners, who claimed Moore threatened to shut down the city's strip clubs.

Not much is known about the veteran city council member. Someone took a hatchet to his Wikipedia page last night while we slept.

Most of the information about Dickens was edited overnight, leaving only a single paragraph explaining that Dickens defeated Moore in the runoff election.

The paragraph also mentions that he is the chief development officer and founder of TechBridge, a nonprofit designed to prepare unemployed individuals for jobs in the technology sector.

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There was no hint about his personal life, although other bios on the Internet mention that he is married with at least one child, a daughter named Bailey Dickens (pictured).

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We don't like to assume on Sandrarose.com, but we're assuming this is his wife in the red.

According to loyal reader, Trey, "[Dickens] introduced the woman in red as his girlfriend."

Even Dickens' age is something of a mystery. His Wiki page says he's 47-48 years old. Another bio claims he is 45-55 years old.

There is no information about his personal life on his campaign website's About page, which ironically states "Transparency Is Key."

Dickens will be sworn in as Atlanta's 61st mayor in January 2022.

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Today is Election Day in Atlanta. The two Black candidates, Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens face off in a close mayoral race.

Atlanta residents are heading to the polls today to replace one-term mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms who decided not to seek a 2nd term.

The polls opened early Tuesday, but poll watchers say the turnout has been low so far.

Current Atlanta City Council President Moore won 41% of the vote on Nov. 2nd. Fellow City Council member Dickens followed with 23% of the votes. A runoff was necessary since neither candidate won 50% of the vote.

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed somehow came in third in the voting behind Moore and Dickens. Reed conceded a few days later.

Keisha Lance Bottoms has since thrown her support behind Dickens, who has the support of rappers and nightclub owners.

Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris endorsed Dickens in a video in which he seemed to blame Moore for the sexual harassment allegations lodged against him and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

There are also reports that Moore threatened to shut down strip clubs, which would send dozens of Atlanta's finest strippers to the unemployment line.

But Moore has vigorously denied the allegations (see video below, courtesy of ATL Uncensored).

Polls will stay open until 7 or 8 p.m. tonight. Find out your polling place here and check out the results of all runoff races here.
 

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will seek a second term in 2021, her spokesperson confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday.

Bottoms narrowly defeated Mary Norwood in a December, 2017 runoff election by less than 1,000 votes.

"I don't have any reaction at all," Norwood told the AJC. "Good for her."

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Bottoms is pictured with her husband, Derek W. Bottoms, at last month's UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball in Atlanta.

The mayor's accomplishments in 2019 include announcing a comprehensive plan to build affordable housing, creation of a housing innovation lab, eliminating cash bail bonds for low level offenders, restricting the use of city-issued credit cards for personal expenditures, and establishing "Open Checkbook" online so the public can review the city's spending.

In an interview with GeorgiaTrend magazine last month, which named her 2020 Georgian of the Year, Bottoms said she gave historic pay increases to the city's police and fire department employees.

Atlanta City Councilman Julian Bond praised Bottoms and said the announcement that she plans to seek reelection is "comforting." He said he doesn't think anyone can beat her.

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, left, has apparently lost the Kentucky governor's race to a Democrat in Tuesday's elections. Democratic state attorney general Andy Beshear led Bevin by a slim margin of 4,658 votes, but it was enough for the Democrats to declare an “earth shattering victory" over the Republican governor.

Bevin refused to concede the governor's race to Beshear, saying the race was "too close to call." He said, "We know for a fact there have been irregularities and the outcome will be determined by law."

In other races Virginia Democrats took control of both the state House and Senate for the first time in 26 years on Tuesday, according to Dailymail.com.

It is the third election in a row that Virginia Democrats have won significant legislative victories since President Donald Trump was elected in 2016. The legislative elections on Tuesday provided a test of President Trump's political influence in local elections.

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said Trump should be "terrified" of Beshear's "earth-shattering victory" in a state that Trump won by 30 points in 2016.

Brad Parscale, Trump's 2020 campaign manager, blamed Bevin for the apparent loss, saying five other Republican candidates won their races in the state.

Parscale said President Trump practically "dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end."

President Trump took credit for the Republicans' 5 out of 6 election wins in Kentucky on Tuesday night.

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