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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Judge calls for recount of school board votes and clears clerks of any wrongdoing

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Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo today (June 15) ordered a recount of the ballots in a November Board of Education race in Taylor, while simultaneously clearing local clerks of any wrongdoing.

The Board of Canvassers will now recount the votes involving former Trustee Ron Miller and current Trustee David Meyers, both of whom ran as write-in candidates during the last election. Wayne County eventually certified Meyers as the winner of the race, after coming up with different totals than those submitted by the City of Taylor election night. 

Judge Columbo had previously questioned the way the ballots were stored after the election, and had several municipal clerks testify today during a hearing on the case. The Taylor School District has ballots cast in several other communities, where it serves portions of those cities. However, the judge eventually ruled that the clerks followed proper procedure according to State of Michigan law. He then ordered the recount.

"I was always confident that we had done the job properly and securely," City Clerk Cindy Bower said. "We were confident in the job that we did during the election, and the way we stored the ballots."


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