Mitchell achingly close to outright win; Farokhi-Watson head to runoff

In the race for Atlanta City Council president, Ceasar Mitchell is tantalizingly close to winning without a runoff.

With more than 90 percent of the precincts reporting, Mitchell had 48.91 percent of the vote to 41.07 percent for Clair Muller. It takes a majority of the votes to win without a runoff.

The two candidates are separated by 4,200 votes.

In the race for the City Council Post 2 at-large seat, Amir Farokhi and Aaron Watson are headed for a runoff. With more than 90 percent of the votes counted, Watson leads with 42.84 percent to 41.64 percent for Farokhi.

In the Post 1 at-large race, Michael Julian Bond was pulling away with nearly 55 percent of the vote in a four-way race.

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NoNameBandit

November 4th, 2009
12:11 am

100% of the vote counted and after subtracting off the write-ins, Cesar is at 49.95% of the vote.

For Amir

November 4th, 2009
2:28 pm

Will be battling and campaigning for Amir…we need to get this one since Adam Brackman did make it. I think these council seats are nearly as important if not more than the mayor.

New Atlanta, New Day

November 5th, 2009
1:39 am

Clair Muller and Kasim Reed would be a good match. Seasoned/comprehensive and future forward/youthful “experience” in legislating compared to Mitchell and Norwood’s crooked ways of being just plain ole customer svc repsresentatives. I am going with Reed and Muller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Done deal, I like this pair definitely!!! I love it. New Atlanta!!!