Wayne County Board of Canvassers begins recount in Detroit's August primary election

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Wayne County Board of Canvassers has begun a recount of Detroit's August 6 primary election.

The votes are being counted at Cobo Center. This is the second day Wayne County election workers are going over the ballots.

While it is not known how long the recount will take, under the law it must be finished within the next 20 days.

The recount comes just over a week after the state Board of Canvassers voted to certify the primary, saying Mike Duggan had won as a write-in candidate. That set up November's general election between Duggan and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

It also cleared the way for the recount to begin.

People from both the Duggan and Tom Barrow campaigns are on had. Barrow lost in the primary. He called for the recount, saying thousands of the write-in ballots that were cast for Duggan have the same handwriting.


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