Fulton County says a recount in the Democratic Primary race for the Fulton County Commission’s District 7 seat shows incumbent Chairman John Eaves won the May 20 vote by 303 votes over fellow County Commissioner Robb Pitts.

During the recount, the county said in an email, Eaves lost 5 votes for a total of 22,929; Robb Pitts gained 7 votes for a total of 22,626.

Eaves will face Republican Earl Cooper in the fall election.

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