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Council candidate who died in September is top vote-getter

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FLUSHING, Mich. (AP) -- A city council candidate in Michigan who died in September ended up being the top vote-getter for the seat in this week's election.

The Flint Journal reports the 182 votes for Sylvia Rowe don't count, according to Michigan law, so the Flushing City Council seat goes to write-in candidate George Grey, who had 118 votes. Another write-in candidate got 81 votes.

Flushing Clerk Michelle King says that if there had been no write-in candidates council would have appointed someone to the seat, but it didn't come to that.

Rowe, who was running unopposed for the council seat, died Sept. 19. According to her obituary, the 75-year-old retiree and longtime resident of the community about 60 miles northwest of Detroit and had recently served on the Flushing Planning Committee.

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