Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 31, 2013

State gets go-ahead to certify Detroit primary

MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
Associated Press

---- — DETROIT (AP) — State elections officials can proceed with the certification of Detroit’s Aug. 6 mayoral primary after Michigan’s Court of Appeals threw out a lower court’s order that temporarily halted the process.

The Appeals Court action Friday followed a motion by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to have Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk’s temporary restraining order reversed.

Draganchuk’s order was made Thursday and called for workers with the state Department of Elections to cease tabulations of uncounted write-in ballots.