Primary night in Metro Detroit: Proposal P fails, Duggan sails and write-ins struggle

Detroit — The most controversial of questions put before voters — whether Detroit should revise its charter — was soundly defeated Tuesday night. 

Two in three city voters in unofficial returns rejected the changes.

The initiative was crafted over three years by an elected nine-member Detroit Charter Revision Commission with support from a coalition of environmental and human rights groups. The commission and coalitions that support it contended the plan refocused city government with a greater emphasis on quality of life issues including affordable water and transit, increased oversight and policing reforms.

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