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.