Write-in, sheriff move on in Detroit mayor race

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Associated Press

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 7 at 1:05 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Former medical center chief Mike Duggan and county sheriff Benny Napoleon have received the most votes in Detroit's mayoral primary.

The results are unofficial, with the top two vote-getters moving on to the November general election.

Write-ins made up 52.5 percent of the vote, with 601 of 614 precincts reporting late Tuesday. Napoleon was second with 29.6 percent.

Election workers had counted nearly 17,000 ballots with "Mike Duggan" written on them, with 300 precincts in.

Duggan waged a strong write-in campaign after his name was kicked off the ballot due to residency issues. Canvassers will determine which write-in candidates receive which votes from the write-in ballots.

November's winner takes office in January, but likely will have little power under a state-appointed emergency manager who filed to take Detroit into bankruptcy.

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