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Democrat Kilpatrick Wins Detroit…

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick overcame a scandal-plagued first term to fend off a challenge from a career bureaucrat, while the FBI announced an investigation into the handling of absentee ballots, including claims of ballots cast in the names of dead people.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, Kilpatrick had 117,354 votes, or 53 percent, and Freman Hendrix had 103,446 votes, or 47 percent. Early returns had shown Hendrix with a 12-point lead.