METRO DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Results are coming in from around the metro Detroit area shortly after polls closed Tuesday evening.
Early returns in Detroit’s mayoral primary show that with write-ins counted for 44 precincts, 2,033 of the ballots have “Mike Duggan” on them – far more than any other name written on ballots.
Elections Director Daniel Baxter says counting the write-ins is a much slower process than regular ballot tabulations. But even then, write-ins had more than 50 percent of the total vote with 167 of 614 precincts reporting.
Former medical center chief Mike Duggan waged a strong write-in campaign after his name was kicked off the ballot over a residency issue.
Some other write-in spellings include “Duggen,” “Duggon,” “Droggan,” “Doggan,” and “Diggeu.”
County Sheriff Benny Napoleon was second to the write-ins in percentage of votes.
The top two vote-getters move on to the November general election.
A big win for an Allen Park millage. A vote to keep funding for police and fire in the city at its current level passes by a 40-point margin.
Allen Park’s Public, Police and Fire Millage passed with 70% of the vote, thus keeping the same level of police and fire fighters.
The vote was for three and one-quarter mills or an average of 74 cents per resident per day.
In Dearborn’s mayoral race and with 92% of the vote in, Incumbent mayor John B. O’reilly, Jr has 77% of the vote and Edward Binkley is second with 9%.
In Oakland County…the Farmington School Millage did not pass. 54% – 46% was the outcome. That was a big $222 Million Bond Proposal for safety, security and infrastructure.
In Oakland Charter Township an ordinance was overwhelming voted down to rezone land for a senior home.
Pontiac Mayor Leon Jukowski advances to the primary, though Library Board chief Deirdre Waterman got 31%a of the vote to Jukowski’s 25%.
In Lake Orion two school proposals have been voted down.
In Harrison Township – three proposal were on the ballot:
Renewal Village for General Operation: Passed 77% – 23%
Fire Millage: Passed 54% – 46%
Library Millage: Did Not Pass 51% – 49%
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