Today is Election Day in Atlanta. The two Black candidates, Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens face off in a close mayoral race.
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).
They had to run up on auntie and ask what’s going on with the clubs ??? pic.twitter.com/A6Fz2Dx2cW
— ATL Uncensored | Atlanta News (@ATLUncensored) November 29, 2021
— ATL Uncensored | Atlanta News (@ATLUncensored) November 30, 2021