DETROIT (AP) — Canvassers have declined to certify Detroit mayoral primary results after determining that city elections workers failed to properly tally thousands of write-in votes for ex-medical center chief Mike Duggan.
WXYZ-TV and WDIV-TV reported Tuesday that Wayne County canvassers plan to ask the state Board of Canvassers to review the results.
Unofficial results released by Detroit elections officials after the Aug. 6 primary showed Duggan received 44,395 write-in votes.
The Wayne County Board of Canvassers said
they counted about 24,000 valid votes for Duggan and about 28,300 for county Sheriff Benny Napoleon. That would make Napoleon the top vote-getter.
Duggan ran as a write-in candidate after a residency issue forced his name off the primary ballot.
Napoleon and Duggan still will face off in the November general election.