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A state elections board has officially certified candidate Kasim Reed as the next mayor of Atlanta. Reed beat out his competition in a run-off election against candidate Mary Norwood.

The historic election thought to be mostly based on race was more than tight with Reed securing a win by only 715 votes or a margin of 1%.

Runner-up Mayor Norwood has until 5 p.m. today to ask for a recount. After the request is made, the recount would take place at 10.a.m. Wednesday.