Detroit mayoral candidates vote, make final push on Election Day

(WXYZ) - It is the final push! Detroiters are hitting the polls to choose a new mayor.

Both candidates voted Tuesday morning and are still hitting the campaign trail hard to get more votes.

On Monday, the candidates spent a long day trying to rally last minute votes.

"It's just a question of getting people out and getting them motivated to vote. I think they are," said Benny Napoleon.

Monday night he pumped up a room of supporters in Detroit at the Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action Committee.  The group endorsed Napoleon and will pass out flyers for him at the polls.

"It's a very emotional thing to have that many people believe in you and are willing to have you change things for them in a very significant way," said Napoleon.

Shortly after the meeting, Napoleon found himself debating the issues one on one with voters at a community meeting in the Warrendale area as one of his last stops.

Mike Duggan was out in force on Monday as well. The former CEO of the DMC started to lose his voice by the end of the day.

"He has lost his voice. He's got about two minutes of voice left," said a moderator at the beginning of a town hall meeting over the phone.

So at the last minute, Duggan could only speak briefly to voters during a town hall meeting over the phone before he had to have a colleague speak for him.

"I've done a lot of speeches the last few days. But for everybody who has been there all the way it's been a remarkable experience and i just want to say thank you," said Mike Duggan.

Earlier in the day, Duggan planted himself at the corner of Harper and Cadieux and stopped any Detroiter who would listen to his message.

"We haven't let up. Detroiters want someone who is going to fight hard no matter what and they want to see a campaign right to the end and that's what I'm doing," said Duggan.

"I'm excited and I think it's going to be a great election. It's going to be a lot different than folks have predicted," said Napoleon.

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