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Felicia Moore, Andre Dickens advance to runoff election in Atlanta mayoral contest – Metro US

Felicia Moore, Andre Dickens advance to runoff election in Atlanta mayoral contest

Atlanta mayoral candidates campaign and vote on Election Day
Atlanta mayoral candidates campaign and vote on Election Day

(Reuters) – Atlanta mayoral candidate Felicia Moore, the city council president, has advanced to a runoff election on Nov. 30, where her opponent will be City Council member Andre Dickens, CBS46 TV projected.

In a campaign dominated by the issue of public safety, both Moore and Dickens had favored hiring more police officers to combat a rise in violent crime.

The ballot included 14 names. Under state law, the top two candidates proceed to a runoff election on Nov. 30 unless a candidate exceeds 50% in the general election.

The winner will succeed outgoing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who in a surprise move decided not to seek another term.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax, Eric Beech and Kanishka Singh; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Himani Sarkar)

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