Governing Magazine Calls Detroit Mayoral Race With Zero Votes Reported

With zero precincts reporting, two hours before polls are set to close, Governing magazine declared Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan the winner of Tuesday's contest. The article prematurely commences a guaranteed, painful stream of incoming media coverage on The White Guy winning Detroit's mayorship for the first time in four decades.

It's unclear if someone published a story by reporter Ryan Honeywell too soon (the story is dated for Nov. 6), or if Governing in fact did feel comfortable calling a race without a single vote being tallied. If Duggan wins, you're likely going to read about how the so-called "turnaround artist" overcame a near-impossible feat by waging a successful write-in campaign to become Detroit's first white mayor in forty years.

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Truth be told, the victory would surprise no one: Duggan outpaced opponent Benny Napoleon in fundraising roughly two-to-one throughout the campaign cycle. A super PAC backing Duggan outraised Napoleon backers by more than $2.5 million, according to recent campaign finance reports.

(screenshot via Governing)

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