Politics & Government
8:40 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Officials conducting Detroit mayoral primary recount find problems

DETROIT (AP) - Officials involved in a recount of votes in Detroit's mayoral primary have sent some ballots for review of possible fraud.

The Detroit Free Press reports the Wayne County Board of Canvassers went through absentee ballots Tuesday and found some where write-in candidate Mike Duggan's name had been typed, some cast using pencil and some on which corrective fluid was used.

The board voted to send the ballots that had Duggan's name typed to prosecutors and a judge for review.

The board also opened several boxes of ballots containing general ballots. County election workers plan to continue work Wednesday.

Duggan received the most votes for mayor, followed by Benny Napoleon. They are to face off in the November general election.

Former Detroit mayoral candidate Tom Barrow has claimed election fraud.