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Eaves, Darnell lead in early Fulton returns

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves leads in early returns in a race that will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control county government.

In the first batch of returns, Eaves, a Democrat, led Republican Earl Cooper by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent.

Incumbent Democratic Commissioner Emma Darnell also led Republican Abraham Watson by a margin of 97 percent  to 3 percent in early returns.

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David Wickert covers transportation issues for the Enterprise team. He joined the AJC in 2010 and has also covered local government in Gwinnett and Fulton counties.

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