Today the election commission will gather at 2:30pm to decide the fate of mayoral candidate, Mike Duggan. This week mayoral candidate Tom Barrow claimed Duggan is ineligible to run for mayor according to the city charter.
Based on an interpretation of the charter, a candidate must be a qualified resident and registered voter in the city of Detroit one year prior to the time of filing — rather than the filing deadline.
In the event the election commission concurs with barrows claims Duggan will have two options. He can appeal the elections commission’s decision in court or proceed as a write in candidate.
If the commission disagrees with Barrow’s claim, Duggan will remain on the ballot.
Stay tuned as the story develops.