An investigation was triggered by a complaint over fundraising activities during the mayoral primary.
Less than two months before Detroit’s general election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon are revealing their plans to reduce crime in the city.
The recount was ordered after Wayne County canvassers received a petition alleging fraud in the election process.
Former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan won Detroit’s Aug. 6 mayoral primary by more than 20,000 votes.
The Board of State Canvassers Tuesday formally certifying Duggan as the winner — after a re-count in 385 city precincts.
It’s official: Mike Duggan won Detroit’s Mayoral primary by more than 20,000 votes.
State canvassers will receive a summary report Tuesday on the write-in tabulations and certify the primary results.
Then the court got involved Thursday and ordered the state not to retabulate the ballots. This means the city, county, state — and now the courts — are in the thick of what could become one of the most pivotal elections in Detroit history.
“Because 18,000, plus or minus, were actually cast, we feel it’s very important that they’re counted.”
The Board of State Canvassers will meet next week to go over about 18,000 uncounted write-in ballots from Detroit’s Aug. 6 mayoral primary.