Court: Duggan Eligible As Write-In Candidate For Mayor’s Race

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Wayne County judge has ruled that Mike Duggan does the meet the legal requirements to be a “write-in candidate.”

For the time being, Mike Duggan has been declared eligible to run for mayor.

Duggan and opponent Tom Barrow went before a Wayne County judge, who said Duggan does meet the legal requirements to be a “write-in candidate.”

John Pirich is the attorney for Duggan: “I can’t speak for Mr. Barrow’s motivation but I can speak to denying people the right to vote and that’s pretty sad that a candidate would try to deny people’s right to vote in today’s day.”

Barrow had filed a lawsuit asking for a restraining order to stop Duggan from distributing campaign materials about his write-in candidacy.

“I look at it, it seems to me that it seems to be okay, my deepest question is ‘how did Mr. Duggan get a hold to an official ballot’ before the rest of the world even knew the ballots were even printed,” said Barrow. “But I believe the judge’s reasoning was correct, I am comfortable with it.”

“As far as I’m concerned – I don’t have any intention to do anything further than this – unless I see something else that is an … impropriety – I do believe I’ve got to say to you there is something going over in the clerk’s office … and we are going to ask the FBI and some other folks to get involved here… something is definitely wrong over there,” said Barrow.

Duggan announced his write-in campaign in late June after another court removed him from the ballot, based on residency rules.


Mike Duggan Ordered Off Detroit Primary Ballot (June 11, 2013)
Mike Duggan Relaunches Detroit Mayoral Campaign (June 28, 2013)


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