Wayne County Board of Canvassers cannot certify election - New York News

Wayne County Board of Canvassers unable to certify Detroit primary election

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT -

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers is unable to certify Detroit's August Primary election.

The canvassers's job was to meet in Detroit to examine the vote total and certify the election.  On Tuesday the board decided it could not certify the election and has asked the state of Michigan to do it.

Fox 2 has complete video covereage of the election shake up above.

Alexis Wiley with reaction from Mike Duggan and Benny Napolean.

Taryn Asher gets answers from the Wayne County Clerk.

Fox 2 legal analyst Charlie Langton explains how this will impact the November general election.

Fox 2's Randy Wimbley reports that canvassers ruled that candidate Mike Duggan received 23,970 votes, not the 44,395 votes reported on the night of the August 6th election. Duggan's vote total is down 20,425 from August 6th.

Candidate Benny Napoleon received 28,391 votes, picking up 39 votes from August 6th total of 28,352.

If the current totals reported by the board stand, Napoleon would be the winner.

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers also reports there were 69,933 votes cast in the election overall, down more than 26,000 votes from the total of 96,648 posted on August 6th.

Why all the changes in the totals?  Fox 2 has learned it's about the use of "hash-marks."  The 20,000 votes that did not use a method known as "hash-marking" or votes that are counted individually on poll books, are not being counted.  The votes in question were tallied using numbers instead of hash marks. 

Enter the state of Michigan.

Fox 2's Alexis Wiley has learned that the Wayne Co Board of Canvassers has voted NOT to certify the election. They are sending the votes to the State of Michigan for certification.  Follow Alexis Wiley ‏@AlexisWileyFox2 

Statement from Benny Napoleon regarding voting discrepancies during the Detroit PrimaryElection:

"A citizen's vote is the cornerstone of Democracy, and people should be able to put their faith in their ballot.

"This is no small margin of error. This is very troubling and I believe it is cause for Detroit's General Election to be overseen by the highest authority – either the Federal Elections Commission or the Department of Justice. Detroiters need to know their votes count and is not predicated on someone's actions or inactions. We must protect our most sacred right at all costs."

Statement From Bryan Barnhill, Campaign Manager for Mike Duggan:

"Our opponents tried another dirty trick today and it didn't work. To its credit, the Board of Canvassers unanimously refused to disenfranchise 18,000 Detroiters who properly cast their write-in votes for Mike Duggan.  We're confident the State Elections Division will certify the results of the election properly and make certain that all votes are counted."

Unofficial totals in the Detroit Mayoral race from the August 20 Board of Canvassers count:

Benny Napoleon 28,391  up 39 votes from August 6

Mike Duggan 23,970 down 20,425 votes from August 6

Krystal Krittendon 5,311 up 16 votes from August 6

Lisa Howze 4,591 up 10 votes from August 6

Tom Barrow 3,699 up 9 votes from August 6

Napoleon and Duggan still will face off in the November general election.

Wayne County has provided sent a link to web site where the official results are posted: CLICK HERE>>

 

 

  • Charlie LangtonCharlie LangtonMore>>

  • Rally held to stop the violence in Inkster following shooting

    Rally held to stop the violence in Inkster following shooting

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-07-07 04:58:10 GMT
    They rallied to stop the violence in Inkster Sunday after a triple shooting that claimed a two year old girl's life. Her father and a 12-year-old girl are still recovering from gunshot wounds and two suspects are in custody.
    They rallied to stop the violence in Inkster Sunday after a triple shooting that claimed a two year old girl's life. Her father and a 12-year-old girl are still recovering from gunshot wounds and two suspects are in custody.
  • Teenager injured by hit and run driver

    Teenager injured by hit and run driver

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-07 04:13:59 GMT
    A hit and run driver sends a teenager to the hospital. The boy has serious injuries and the driver is still out there.
    A hit and run driver sends a teenager to the hospital. The boy has serious injuries and the driver is still out there.
  • Man set free amid serial bank robbery charges

    Man set free amid serial bank robbery charges

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:11:05 GMT
    CENTER LINE, Mich. (WJBK)-- Glynn Jones, Jr. was let go from jailtoday as judge determined he was not responsible forfive bank robberies across metro Detroit.Jones looked similar to a man who was caught on surveillance video robbing a PNC Bank in Center Line and whom police believed robbed several other banks in the area. Despite passing a polygraph test, Jones spent 10 days in jail before being released today."No evidence, no evidence of money, no evidence of clothing, no fingerprints, nothi...
    CENTER LINE, Mich. (WJBK)-- Glynn Jones, Jr. was let go from jailtoday as judge determined he was not responsible forfive bank robberies across metro Detroit.Jones looked similar to a man who was caught on surveillance video robbing a PNC Bank in Center Line and whom police believed robbed several other banks in the area. Despite passing a polygraph test, Jones spent 10 days in jail before being released today."No evidence, no evidence of money, no evidence of clothing, no fingerprints, nothi...
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • New Jersey detective acquitted in Maryland highway shooting

    NJ detective acquitted in Md. highway shooting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:16:51 GMT
    A jury has found a New Jersey detective not guilty in the slaying of a driver during an alleged road-rage incident. Joseph Walker, 41, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was found not guilty on all counts on Wednesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joseph Harvey, 36, of Landsdowne.
    A jury has found a New Jersey detective not guilty in the slaying of a driver during an alleged road-rage incident. Joseph Walker, 41, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was found not guilty on all counts on Wednesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joseph Harvey, 36, of Landsdowne.
  • Amazon ships first order from New Jersey

    Amazon ships first order from New Jersey

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:31:08 GMT
    The world's biggest online retailer has shipped its first order from its new distribution center in New Jersey. The Interplak All-In-One Sonic Water Jet was sent from Robbinsville to an Amazon customer in New York. Amazon says it expects to employ more than 1,000 full-time employees at the 1 million-square-foot center just outside of Trenton.
    The world's biggest online retailer has shipped its first order from its new distribution center in New Jersey. The Interplak All-In-One Sonic Water Jet was sent from Robbinsville to an Amazon customer in New York. Amazon says it expects to employ more than 1,000 full-time employees at the 1 million-square-foot center just outside of Trenton.

  • Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:00 GMT
    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato.

    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.


  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Detroit Tigers Minor League Pitcher charged with sexual assault

    Detroit Tigers Minor League Pitcher charged with sexual assault

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:14:35 GMT
    Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that former Detroit Tigers pitcher, Evan Reed, is charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct.
    Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that former Detroit Tigers pitcher, Evan Reed, is charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct.
  • FBI execute search warrant in connection to murder of Armada Teen, April Millsap

    FBI execute search warrant in connection to murder of Armada Teen, April Millsap

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:08:43 GMT
    The FBI is searching a house is near Wales Center and Marquette roads in Wales Township in St. Clair County in connection to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap of Armada.
    The FBI is searching a house is near Wales Center and Marquette roads in Wales Township in St. Clair County in connection to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap of Armada.
  • Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:43:20 GMT
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices