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Opponents Push for Recount of Transit Tax Vote in Suburban Michigan

The Michigan Taxpayers Alliance is seeking a recount of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) millage that passed by only 39 votes in the August 7 primary.
August 23, 2018, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"An activist group formally requested Tuesday a recount in Macomb County of the vote in the razor-thin win of the suburban bus system ballot question in the August primary," reports Christina Hall.

"The SMART ballot question passed by a mere 39 votes in Macomb County after the election was certified on Friday," adds Hall. "The vote initially passed by 23 votes in unofficial totals after the Aug. 7 primary."

"If the measure failed in Macomb County, all of which currently opts into the regional bus system, it would have meant a wind-down of service in the county. The measure passed handily in the communities in Wayne and Oakland counties that opt into the service."

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Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in The Detroit Free Press
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