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Official: Conyers lacks signatures for ballot
wthr ^ | May 13, 2014 | AP

Posted on 05/13/2014 5:36:55 PM PDT by digger48

DETROIT (AP) - Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday.

Conyers' nominating petitions were insufficient, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said in a statement.

It follows her report last week finding Conyers more than 400 signatures short of 1,000 needed. Garrett said Tuesday that he had 592 valid signatures after challenges.

The 84-year-old Detroit Democrat was at risk because officials believe several people who circulated his petitions do not appear to have been registered voters or had registered too late.

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Federal court actions, meanwhile, are taking aim at the requirement that petition collectors be registered voters. The ACLU has filed suit to change state law. If neither happens, Conyers can run as a write-in. If he wins the primary as a write-in, he would qualify for the general election ballot.

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 5:36:55 PM PDT by digger48
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2 posted on 05/13/2014 5:41:34 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: digger48

The law has never stopped democrats before.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 5:41:49 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Its official. If the barnacle wants to run he'll have to do it as a write in.

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4 posted on 05/13/2014 5:44:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: dontreadthis

Happy, happy, happy!


5 posted on 05/13/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: dontreadthis

That was Hank Johnson from Georgia I believe.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: digger48

I think he’s the last of the Watergate committee members. Good Riddance!


7 posted on 05/13/2014 5:50:58 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Reddy
He'll be reelected in a write-in campaign.
8 posted on 05/13/2014 5:52:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: cotton1706

He can still win as a write in. After all the current mayor was a write in candidate and he’s a white guy.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 5:53:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: digger48
Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday.

And how is this a problem with getting ballots printed? These are Democrats, people!


10 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

You are correct. Atlanta area congressional district specifically drawn to keep whites out. We used to think that Cynthia McKinney was the epitome of stupid but when I heard him make that statement to the Commandant from the Marine Corpse (sarcasm intended), he made her the equivalent of a rocket scientist.

What was more amazing is how the Commandant sat there with a stone face and actually gave a coherent answer without cracking up. I would have just lost it.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 5:55:20 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

you are correct


12 posted on 05/13/2014 5:55:38 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: COBOL2Java
These are Democrats, people!

In a state solidly in GOP hands.
13 posted on 05/13/2014 5:55:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

His closest election was him getting only 77% of the vote.

One illegal way or another, Conyers won’t leave Congress until he’s serving drinks to Teddy in the Kennedy Kompund in Hell


14 posted on 05/13/2014 5:58:23 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

That communist POC adios!!


15 posted on 05/13/2014 6:00:26 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: digger48
Let me speak for the election officers who now have to deal with thousands of write ins because the congressman cannot get his act together. Nobody thinks of the poor schlubs who are left copying by hand a few thousand variants of the write ins. What would be a normal close out of 30 minutes becomes hours, and that after a 13 hour day dealing with the entitled public.
16 posted on 05/13/2014 6:03:47 PM PDT by AdSimp
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To: cripplecreek
In a state solidly in GOP hands.

Hopefully not John Boehner GOP-types.

17 posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: digger48

The guy’s 84 and doesn’t know it’s time to just quit?


18 posted on 05/13/2014 6:07:11 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: dontreadthis

I’m glad my father got off of Guam in ‘46, before it capsized; not only did it allow him another 50 years of life, it also gave him the opportunity to participate in the conception of his son.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 6:07:40 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: AdSimp
Nobody thinks of the poor schlubs who are left copying by hand a few thousand variants of the write ins.

Oh, I'm sure it won't be so hard. It'll be like Lisa Murkowski's write-ins, where pretty much anything was accepted...

"Yep! Another vote for Murkowski!"


20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:13:22 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: AdSimp

The county clerk is herself a black democrat and she didn’t let it slide. They tried to screw Mike Duggan to keep him off the ballot and the state stepped in and set things right.

These officials are on notice and unwilling to go down for anyone. If Conyers wins he’ll have to do it as a write in and he’ll have to do it honestly.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 6:14:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: digger48

I try not to put on the gloatohmeter, but it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy....


22 posted on 05/13/2014 6:16:32 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: digger48

Just what American elections need: lower standards.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: digger48

I heard an interesting comment about this on the local radio station WJR. The host asked a local pol if Conyers could pull off the same feat as Duggan, the mayor, and win with a write in campaign. The pol answered: “Duggan had two things going for him. He had strong financial backing, and he was in his right mind. Conyers has neither of those advantages!”


24 posted on 05/13/2014 6:40:31 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: Farmer Dean
The guy’s 84 and doesn’t know it’s time to just quit?

It's never time to quit when you can write laws for other people, not have to follow them, and be permitted to travel worldwide on the taxpayer's dime.

25 posted on 05/13/2014 6:42:40 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Fester Chugabrew

May his next job be turning Ted Kennedy’s spit over the flames.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 6:44:36 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: norwaypinesavage

If he doesn’t have a ton of money saved up he is an idiot.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 7:07:53 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Farmer Dean

I bet the lack of an adequate number of signatures on a petition for Conyers will not stop him from retaining his position in Congress. Any other outcome would be totally repressive.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 7:14:12 PM PDT by usacon (United we stand divided we fall.)
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To: All

“he had 592 valid signatures “

that’s the problem, democrats are not used to having to get valid signatures.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 7:28:34 PM PDT by willywill
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To: COBOL2Java

Yep


30 posted on 05/13/2014 7:30:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius; dontreadthis
That was Hank Johnson

Yes it was. But they're both demonrats, so to quote another famous rat, "What difference at this point does it make??"...

;-)

31 posted on 05/13/2014 7:37:40 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: digger48
The ACLU has filed suit to change state law.

WTF? Why is the ACLU involved? Ah. Stupid question. Never mind.

32 posted on 05/13/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: VeniVidiVici

If they change law
Shouldn’t effect current election


33 posted on 05/13/2014 7:45:02 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: digger48

Remember all those times you set traps, used spray, etc. certain that, THIS TIME, you’ll get the cockroach?

The cockroach always returns.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 7:47:04 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: digger48

I don’t usually pay much attention to my local news broadcasts, but I did happen to catch a bit of coverage of this issue. Evidently, MI requires that folks that are collecting petition signatures for potential candidates, the sig collectors must also be legally registered voters.

It appears that at least 2 of his signature collectors were not registered voters, in fact one of them also had a warrant out for his arrest! The number of signatures collected illegally was 640 signatures. All that was required was 1,000 signatures.

In other words, 64% of the signatures collected were collected in a criminal manner and many of those were collected by an actual criminal that is on the run!

Ho hum, Democrat party operations as normal....


35 posted on 05/14/2014 6:08:20 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: jyro

Don’t celebrate quite yet - what do you want to bet that they’ll find a way to put him on the ballot... otherwise it would be racist.

Don’t you realize that for a “minority” to have to get signatures to get on a ballot is as “unfair” as expecting a minority to get a voter ID card in order to vote?


36 posted on 05/14/2014 1:11:49 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius; dontreadthis; mazda77; digger48

Yes... and he made another heartfelt speech about the use of the M-word, it’s an absolute must see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yznX-hOFT4

As someone once said, they don’t call this the house of representatives for nothing.


37 posted on 05/14/2014 1:20:27 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

I see that Johnson musta gone to the John Conyers School of Speech.

Damn.... any semi-literate coulda said in 5 minutes what took him 30


38 posted on 05/14/2014 1:47:47 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The Pubbies need to find about a half dozen people to run as write-ins. If they could find someone named “Conyers” to run and if people just write-in “Conyers” it would have to be thrown out because it cannot be ascertained as to which Conyers that person was voting for. Also, run someone named John Connors or John Cleveland or John Curry.... any Last name beginning with “C” that would eliminate any ballot write-ins saying “John C.” They could play this thing any number of ways to get votes thrown out.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 7:50:38 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: aquila48; All

Come to find out, one of the people circulating the petitions for Conyers was a fugitive on the lam. I read that the other day, and Rush Limbaugh mentioned it again today on his radio show.


40 posted on 05/14/2014 7:54:19 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker

Ouch !


41 posted on 05/15/2014 4:07:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Farmer Dean
His freezer needs refillin’.
42 posted on 05/15/2014 4:29:03 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: digger48

If I recall correctly, Thaddeus McCotter had this same problem and lost his seat over it.


43 posted on 05/15/2014 4:33:13 AM PDT by BRL
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