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Rep. John Conyers fails to qualify for Mich. ballot
Politico ^ | 5/9/14 | Politico staff

Posted on 05/12/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson

Longtime Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) didn’t submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot this year, Wayne County, Michigan, officials said in a report released on Friday.

Conyers, who has represented Detroit in the House for 49 years, came up more than 400 signatures shy of qualifying for the ballot because his signature-gatherers were not registered voters, according to the Detroit News.

A final report is due next Tuesday. Conyers’ legal team is expected to appeal the ruling later this week.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; detroit; johnconyers; mi2014

1 posted on 05/12/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

He’s a Democrat and an oppressed minority—Laws don’t apply to him.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 7:24:12 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Trying again. Conyers can run and win as a write in but I think he faces a real threat this time.

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3 posted on 05/12/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

What do you want to bet that they’ll seek a waver of the rules because of his protected status?


4 posted on 05/12/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Arm_Bears

Yep, he’s a shoe in for re-election.

He’s not even worried.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

reads like he can run in his sleep as a write in and get re-elected


6 posted on 05/12/2014 7:25:08 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Conyers isn’t the only unqualified ‘RAT politician running around out there giving away the taxpayers’ money.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 7:26:16 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Idiot.

Though I expect him to run as a write-in.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Racism. He is a victim of white privilege


9 posted on 05/12/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Arm_Bears
Normally I'd agree, but in this case it is easier to do the standard Dim tactic used when an election is close; they will “find” a few pages that were “misplaced”.

True, this would be questioned if it was a Republican, so maybe I'm just clarifying how they will not have the law applied.

10 posted on 05/12/2014 7:28:13 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson; All
Oh it gets juicer, one of the 2 collectors that were not registered voters is also in trouble with the law...

http://www.wxyz.com/news/john-conyers-petition-worker-is-fugitive

11 posted on 05/12/2014 7:28:34 AM 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: cripplecreek

If they discard misspelled “Conyers” he will have less than a 50/50 chance in his district, but then “voter intent” will rear its ugly head if it’s close.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 7:28:59 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: MrB

That’s a shaky bet these days. After all the current mayor Mike Duggan (the white guy) ran a write in campaign and beat Benny Napoleon (the black guy) to the general election ballot and won anyway.

Detroit is getting a lot of oversight from the state and they know it.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 7:29:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

It is a sin that this jackass has been in DC for 49 years.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 7:30:58 AM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Hey 0bama shouldn’t have been on the ballot for the past two elections, but we see how that went.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 7:32:52 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I guess all his voters moved, died or woke up.....................


16 posted on 05/12/2014 7:35:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: taildragger

This doesn’t just happen. Not to a Democrat, unless the Democrat power brokers want to get rid of Conyers and replace him with someone else.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 7:41:52 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Don’t pop those champagne corks just yet. From the original Detroit News article:

the Conyers campaign has insisted it has paperwork showing Pennington and Willis-Pittman submitted their voter registration papers on Dec. 13 — not on April 28, as state records now show.

Included in Friday’s report were two letters dated April 30 written to Pennington and Willis-Pittman by Detroit Elections Director Willie G. Wesley Jr. saying the clerk who received the pair’s voter registrations “erroneously” entered the date of Dec. 13, 2013, into the Qualified Voter File database.

“The date of registration should be the date the application was received at our office,” the two-paragraph letters read, adding the voter file has been corrected to reflect the date the applications were received — April 28.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 7:41:53 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

No problemo. Something will show up in the trunk of some car.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT by AU72
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To: jiggyboy
Wesley Jr. saying the clerk who received the pair’s voter registrations “erroneously” entered the date of Dec. 13, 2013,

that was not erroneous... the clerk retro-dated it... notice it is right as they began collecting signatures...

20 posted on 05/12/2014 7:47:26 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: jiggyboy
Wesley Jr. saying the clerk who received the pair’s voter registrations “erroneously” entered the date of Dec. 13, 2013,

that was not erroneous... the clerk retro-dated it... notice it is right as they began collecting signatures...

21 posted on 05/12/2014 7:48:02 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: MrB

No bets from me. I also predict that Conyers will be allowed on the ballot. If you are black and democRAT, no laws pertain to you.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 7:51:20 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Abathar; All
as long; as there's a "D" next to his name, he's a shoe-in for re-election.
Detroit 'Rat voters, can't read very well, so the symbol "D" suffices.

23 posted on 05/12/2014 7:51:56 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Gee, I guess he bought into that theory of the Divine Right of Democrats that is so prevalent in his District.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 7:54:41 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

He WILL win. Put his nametag on a house plant and it would win. The old racist is part of the DC machine.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Conyers’ legal team is expected to appeal the ruling later this week.
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He’ll be on the ballot. Anybody wanna bet?


26 posted on 05/12/2014 8:10:52 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: eeriegeno

It’s a shame that ANYONE is in DC for 49 years. 30 is a lot, anything beyond that is just obscene.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 8:14:49 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Abathar

If he runs as a “Write-in” the name will be judged on “intent”. So, then, the Pubbies need to find someone with a name “similar” to Conyers and put him/her in as a “Write-In”. Maybe someone named John Conners or John C. (last name could be Consuelo), or someone with the first name Connie. They could mix it up real good.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 8:15:32 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

The Dem. Party officials will “find” sufficient “legitimate” signatures, just like they’ll find “misplaced votes” in November to re-elect him.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Abathar

If he runs as a “Write-in” the name will be judged on “intent”. So, then, the Pubbies need to find someone with a name “similar” to Conyers and put him/her in as a “Write-In”. Maybe someone named John Conners or John C. (last name could be Consuelo), or someone with the first name Connie. They could mix it up real good.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 8:24:10 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: wiggen

If he didn’t run the IQ of the Michigan delegation would double.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 8:25:49 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Arm_Bears

If you black, you be in.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 8:52:17 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: ltc8k6

“Yep, he’s a shoe in for re-election.”

As former (and now imprisoned) Louisiana gov. Edwin Edwards replied when asked about his chances for re-election, “The only way I can lose is if I’m caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl.”


33 posted on 05/12/2014 9:57:30 AM PDT by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

There won’t be a (D) next to his name, they will have to write that in themselves, and spell it correctly too.

I like the idea of one poster further up, find a John Conner and run him on the ballot as well.


34 posted on 05/12/2014 10:19:54 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Din Maker
He’ll be on the ballot. Anybody wanna bet?

Nope, I'd rather bet that the Lions will go undefeated AND win the superbowl next year by 40 pts...........

35 posted on 05/12/2014 11:55:45 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Arm_Bears

Bingo! This racist situation won’t be allowed to happen. Election laws = racism.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 12:17:47 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Arm_Bears

“He’s a Democrat and an oppressed minority—Laws don’t apply to him.”

Correction: He’s black, so nobody has any expectations of him anyway. Nobody is ALLOWED to have any expectations of him...


37 posted on 05/12/2014 1:26:03 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, guess stupidity finally caught up with him.


38 posted on 05/12/2014 9:45:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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