9:43 pm November 3, 2009, by Aaron Gould Sheinin
One moment Mary Norwood was above the magic 50 percent treshold to become the next mayor of Atlanta, the next she’s merely close.
With Fulton County reporting results from 31 precincts, or 19.25 percent of the total, Norwood is at 47 percent, compared to about 36 percent for Kasim Reed. Moments ago, however, when it was 15 precincts, Norwood was above 50 percent.
But, we’re being told that none of those results have come from southwest Atlanta, Reed’s strong hold. That’s good news for Reed, but also bad news for Lisa Borders, who is holding on with 14 percent in the Fulton County precincts.
Likewise, Norwood’s campaign aides are saying the results are all over the place. They are under-performing against expectations in some areas, over-performing in others.
Still a long way to go, but Norwood is inching close to outright victory and Reed is her nearest competitor.
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