Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan, right , arrives to vote with his family, wife Lori Maher, his son Patrick Duggan and his daughter Carolyn Duggan at the 12th police precinct at 1441 W. Seven Mile in Detroit Tues., Aug. 6, 2013, during Detroit's primary election. Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press
DETROIT (AP) - Early returns in Detroit's mayoral primary show that with write-ins counted for 44 precincts, 2,033 of the ballots have "Mike Duggan" on them - far more than any other name written on ballots.
Elections Director Daniel Baxter says counting the write-ins is a much slower process than regular ballot tabulations. But even then, write-ins had more than 50 percent of the total vote with 167 of 614 precincts reporting.
Former medical center chief Mike Duggan waged a strong write-in campaign after his name was kicked off the ballot over a residency issue.
Some other write-in spellings include "Duggen," ''Duggon," ''Droggan," ''Doggan," and "Diggeu."
County Sheriff Benny Napoleon was second to the write-ins in percentage of votes.
The top two vote-getters move on to the November general election.