Mike Duggan vs. Mike Dugeon in Detroit mayoral election write-in race
1:25 PM, Jul 25, 2013
10:13 AM, Jul 26, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - There's a new candidate who has entered the race to be Detroit's next mayor as a write-in candidate. His name is Mike Dugeon. That's right, Mike Duggan will face Mike Dugeon.
Mike Dugeon has successfully signed the necessary paperwork to become a write-in candidate in the August 6 Primary Election according to Daniel Baxter of the Detroit Elections office.
"It's official,I'm running for mayor," wrote Michael Thadeus Dugeon on his Facebook page .
The city's election officials say they have no record of Dugeon ever voting in a previous election himself. He first registered as a voter on July 12, 2012.
Mike Dugeon's name is – of course – very similar to that of Mike Duggan who was forced off the primary's printed ballot after a lawsuit. Duggan is also a write-in candidate and has been running a campaign based around a message of how to write his name on the ballot.
A write-in challenger with a similar name could introduce certain confusion into the process of counting votes on election night.