Skip to comments.State elections director: Re-tabulation prevented disenfranchisement of over 24,000 Detroit voters
Posted on 09/03/2013 6:48:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek
DETROIT, MI -- The state Board of Canvassers voted Tuesday to certify election results from Detroit's Aug. 6 primary election after staffers reviewed write-in ballots and calculated totals that differed vastly from Wayne County numbers.
Michigan Bureau of Elections workers spent days re-tabulating write-in ballots from 385 of Detroit's 614 precincts after Wayne County's Board of Canvassers declined to certify results because of questions surrounding the way mayoral write-in votes were initially counted.
In some precincts, poll workers did not use hash marks to count write-in votes, leading the County Clerk's office to seek to disqualify thousands of votes and calling mayoral candidate Mike Duggan's overwhelming write-in victory into question.
The state unsealed ballot containers and reviewed votes from precincts where there were discrepancies between the county's vote summary and statements of votes prepared by elections inspectors.
They found that Duggan, a former Wayne County Prosecutor who will face Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in the Nov. 5 general election, did indeed take first place with 48,716 votes. Napoleon came in second with 28,391 votes.
"This process has stopped the most massive disenfranchise in the history of this state," said Michigan Elections Director Chris Thomas..
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Elections in ‘Rat jurisdictions have become a sick joke.
White Out, its not just for typing anymore.
Just following the standard set by Coleman Young when he did not allow white business owners from setting up shop within the Detroit city limits.
Well Detroit is improving a bit they are on the verge of electing a son of a Republican and a businessman.
New state policies and laws in place that are making cheating tougher. Things like automatic audits of “problem” areas.
I personally think we have one of the best secretaries of state in the country.
We do have one of the best. Aside from Snyder, I think our whole Michigan administration and legislature is quite good.
Sorting out the ballots in Detroity has got to be a monumental task.
these folks could still cheat if every voter had to dip their finger in blue ink
I know we could use an AG like Schuette at the national level. He follows the constitution PERIOD.
I don’t like the fact that he’s representing the union in the Detroit fight but the constitution dictates that he must and I respect him for it.
“if Napoleon wins it’s gonna be more of the same in Detroit.”
Have you read his bio? I know rent-a-cops who have a better education! Just another Affirmative Action hire trying to go beyond his level of incompetence.
Well, remember he was in Congress back from 1985-91 and ran against Levin in 1990 (lost 57-41%).