City of Detroit releases unofficial write-in summary for primary election

Published On: Aug 07 2013 12:38:50 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 07 2013 12:40:47 PM EDT

The stage has now been set for the top Detroit mayoral race in November: Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon.


The City of Detroit has released the unofficial list of write-in candidates from Tuesday's election and it shows not everybody took the election seriously. Among the names which appeared on the ballot: Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, Goofy, Louis Ferrakhan and Jesus Christ. Businessman Dan Gilbert's name was also mentioned at least once.

Several of the ballots showed an attempt to write-in Mike Duggan's name. Some of the misspellings for the Detroit Mayoral ballot included: Mike Dggn, Mike Guggan; Mike Dug, Mike Huggan, Mike Duggans and Mike Duggar.

The correct spelling of Mike Duggan garnered 44,395 votes. WATCH: Mike Duggan says Detroit is ready for change.

With the city's 614 precincts reporting, Duggan and popular Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon had clear leads over the rest of the field. The top two vote-getters will face only each other in the Nov. 5 general election

Last minute write-in candidate Mike Dugeon picked up 17 votes. WATCH: Mike Dugeon reacts to election

READ: Complete list of unofficial write-in summary

Decision 2013: Election results from across metro Detroit


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