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Board of State Canvassers to Meet over Detroit Mayoral Primary Election

Board of State Canvassers to Meet over Detroit Mayoral Primary Election

The Board of State Canvassers will meet next week to try and certify the results of DetroitÂ’s August 6th mayoral primary election.

A spokesperson for the Secretary of State announced that the board will meet in Detroit on Tuesday.  A time and location for the meeting have not yet been determined.

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers wants to disqualify roughly 20,000 write-in votes because incorrect markings were used to tally the votes.

State Elections Director Chris Thomas says the markings are not significant enough to disallow the votes.

The results of the state count could change who actually received the most votes: former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan or Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. Regardless, the two will face off in the November general election.

 

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