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72% of Detroit's absentee voting precincts didn't match ballots cast

Now calls for Secretary of State to launch investigation
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Posted at 11:33 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 23:33:08-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The board of canvassers in Wayne County are calling for an investigation by the Secretary of State's office. The bipartisan board says there are more questions than answers after Detroit's absentee ballot counts were off in the primary election.

Tonight, we look inside the issue, and why it's important to get it figured out ahead of the general election.

With less than 75 days until what's being called a pivotal presidential election. Members on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers say they have some concerns. The bipartisan board of two Democrats and two Republicans' purpose is to certify elections results and they voted unanimously to certify the outcome of the recent primary election.

However, they've now requested Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office to examine the training and processes used in Detroit's Aug. 4 primary.