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Tuesday's election results include the unusual race in Detroit.

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Only a few communities had anything on the ballot.
Only a few communities had anything on the ballot.

UNDATED (WKZO) -- Most voters were generous in area millage elections yesterday.

Voters in Pennfield Township approved a Police and Fire millage by a 2 to 1 margin, 33 to 67%.Funding for a firefighters ambulance authority in Marshall was approved by an even wider margin, 838 to 134.

Not all millages passed. St. Joseph County’s ISD asked voters to raise taxes to fund special education, but it failed 1018 to 1150.

Linda Gearhart was the top vote getter in a three way race to fill a vacancy on the Three Rivers City Commission.

Voters in Hartford Township approved renewals for road improvements and fire equipment 51 to 15 and 54 to 14.

There were no issues or seats on the ballot in Kalamazoo yesterday.

It may take days to get a final vote count, but several news organizations in Detroit are projecting that Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon will square off with write-in candidate Mike Duggan in November.

 Its highly unusual for a write-in candidate to win, but exceptionally low turn out in Detroit yesterday helped. 

Duggan says he had poll watchers watching people fill out their ballots, and all but a small number were filling them out properly.

Napoleon told his volunteers that they still have a lot of work to do. They still have to win in November.

There were nearly twice as many write-ins cast as Napoleon’s total.

Canvassers may take days to make sure that the write-ins were done properly, and that Duggan and not the other write-in candidate, a barber named Mike Dugeon should get the votes. Spelling counts in this case.

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