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Let it Rip: Detroit's Primary Election mess

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The uncertified election results from Detroit's Primary election now places the ballots of the election to the state of Michigan. 

Detroit city Clerk Janice Winfrey says her department did the job correctly. 

Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett says there were clear procedures to follow. 

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers, unable to certify the election results, places into question 20,000 write-in votes.  If the state board throws out the votes, mayoral candidate Benny Napoleon ends up winning the primary instead of mayoral candidate Mike Duggan. 

No matter what, all seem to agree that the duo are the top two vote getters and so they will face each other in November's general election.

But what a colossal turn of events.   Is this about ineptitude?  Corruption?  What?  Now there are questions about the number of absentee ballots issued.  Were there more absentee votes than ballots?   How can citizens of the city of Detroit trust the returns in future elections?  Are federal monitors needed to oversee elections?

There's a lot to argue about tonight on Let it Rip.


On the panel with Huel:

Jocelyn Benson is the Interim Dean of Wayne State University Law School. She was the Democratic Party's nominee for Michigan Secretary of State in 2010.

Robert Davis is a union activist who was recently approved the right to file a lawsuit against Governor Rick Snyder for illegally appointing emergency manager Kevyn Orr. Davis also faces a trial as he is accused of stealing money from Highland Park schools.

Skip Mongo is a political consultant who recently said on Let it Rip, "that Duggan's unofficial primary victory came from voters who were not black."

Jonathan C. Kinloch is a native Detroiter and entrepreneur who has been engaged in Detroit's nonprofit community and political landscape for more than 20 years.

Steve Hood is an avid power boater and political activist who ran a self-proclaimed political boot camp that produced 5 new members of the Detroit City Council.

Gregory Bowen is a political activist who once called the appointment of Kevyn Orr as Detroit EM "bloodless coup."

Legal beagle Charlie Langton is on the panel and on the road asking people how they feel about the Detroit Police possibly using a 'Stop and Frisk' policy.

Another barn burner on tap tonight at 10:00 p.m.  Tune into to Fox 2 and add your thoughts to our Facebook page or on Twitter at #letitrip.

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