11:46 pm November 3, 2009, by Aaron Gould Sheinin
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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