Court Orders Detroit Primary Count to Resume

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The state Appeals Court has reversed a judge's order, allowing Michigan elections workers to move forward with the certification of Detroit's Aug. 6 mayoral primary.
The court's ruling comes Friday after Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a motion to have a restraining order Thursday by an Ingham County Circuit judge removed.
That order forced elections workers to stop tabulating uncounted write-in ballots. A Detroit city clerk candidate filed suit to stop the count.
At issue is the number of write-ins cast for Mike Duggan, who according to Wayne County canvassers finished second to Benny Napoleon in the primary.
Wayne County officials refused to count more than 24,000 write-ins because they were tabulated with numerals instead of hash marks.
The state's canvass found that Duggan received more votes than Napoleon.

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