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‘State does not have authority to recount Detroit primary’

The lawsuit, filed by Wilcoxon’s attorney Drew Patterson, reads: “Michigan Election Law does not authorize the Defendant State Board of Canvassers to ‘recount’ any ballots cast during its canvassing of a local election. Simply, the Defendant State Board of Canvassers do not have the authority to commence a ‘recounting’ of votes.” ...

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Judge halts certification of Detroit election

LANSING - Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk ordered the Michigan Board of Canvassers to stop the retabulation of the Detroit mayoral primary election votes. Judge Draganchuk issued a temporary restraining order, Aug. 29, to halt the election review process after a lawsuit was filed claiming that the Board went beyond the state constitution in their process of retabulating the write-in votes ...

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Board of Canvassers: Napoleon beats Duggan in primary

The Wayne Board of Canvassers met Aug. 20 to certify votes for the Detroit mayoral Election. The body threw out over 20,000 of write-in candidate Mike Duggan’s votes due to improper marking in the poll books. According to the Board there were 69,000 total votes cast for the office of mayor. The Board’s count places candidate Benny Napoleon over Duggan with 28,391 votes and Duggan with 23,970 votes.   S ...

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Judge orders Orr to withdraw Chapter 9 filing

PA 436 is unconstitutional and in violation of Article 9 Section 24 of the Michigan Constitution to the extent that it permits the Governor to authorize an emergency manger to proceed under Chapter 9 in any manner which threatens to diminish or impair accrued pension benefits; and PA 436 is to that extent of no force or effect. ...

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Barrow: Duggan write-in campaign a desperate move

Duggan announced June 28 that he’s going to run as a write-in candidate. Less than 10 days ago the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that Duggan did not meet the Detroit City Charter residency requirement to run for mayor. That same day, June 19, Duggan announced he would respect the Appeals Court ruling and not seek further action in the state’s highest court. ...

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