Kyle Keyser makes runoff with Borders–jk

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If you’re a fan of Fox 5, you got a sneak peek into the results of the Atlanta mayor’s race hours before the polls close, which put gay-friendly Lisa Borders in a runoff with gay challenger Kyle Keyser.

imageJust kidding. It was a farce.

Fox 5 was apparently fine-tuning its election coverage on its website ahead of the polls closing, and a techie hit publish. The posted results chart showed Borders and Keyser in a runoff, a slip that the AJC’s political newshounds picked up via ajcpolitics on Twitter.

Much as we’d like to see a gay mayor — hey, if Houston can do it, so can we! — Keyser’s campaign is likely to come to an end once the votes are tabulated. Polls indicate that Mary Norwood leads and will most likely be joined in a runoff with Kasim Reed or Borders. The latter two have picked up endorsements from local gay groups.

Keyser, though is one of at least 15 LGBT candidates up for grabs today.

Mayor, City of Atlanta: Kyle Keyser
Atlanta City Council Post 1 At Large: Adam Brackman
Atlanta City Council District 6: Steve Brodie, Alex Wan, Miguel Gallegos
Atlanta City Council District 12: Keisha LaShawn Waites
Atlanta Board of Education District 3: Charlie Stadtlander
Decatur City Commission District 2: Kyle Williams
Doraville City Council: Brian Bates
East Point City Council At-Large Ward B: Eric Morrow
East Point City Council At-Large Ward C: Kenneth DeLeon
Georgia House District 58: Simone Bell
Marietta City Council Ward 3: Johnny Sinclair
Pine Lake City Council: Melanie Hammet, Kathie deNobriga

Bates, Hammet and deNobriga are incumbents. Sinclair served two terms before deciding against running again in 2005.

Fox image courtesy Creative Loafing


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