Skip to comments.John Conyers ruled ineligible for the ballot
Posted on 05/13/2014 9:21:31 PM PDT by Kevin in California
In a final judgement issued Tuesday, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett ruled that Conyers did not collect enough petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot, a major setback for the man who stands to be the longest serving member of Congress if reelected this year.
This is tragic comedy/farce, isn’t it?
What can you say about a career politician, who can’t even get his people to meet the minimal requirements to get his name on the ballot to run for re-election? What does that say about his management skills, organizational skills, etc. Which if he had good skills in those areas, would make him an effective congressman???? I wonder how the Democrats will spin this????
Gads! Is this the true end of Droolin’ John Conyers?
Another ‘retired’ politician whom we get to pay for the rest of our lives...
I wish that BO had been ruled ineligible for the ballot...
Far better that we pay him to do nothing than that we pay him to sit in Congress.
Are we sure there isn’t another Dem judge somewhere who will say, oh, the heck with it, that’s racist disenfranchisement and put him back on? That’s how they got Obama through - friendly judges did it all for him.
Was thinking the same thing.
Wait a minute - they haven’t counted the signatures that are en route from Cook County ... Illinois !!!
cue Nelson: HA HA~!
That’s what I’m thinkin. Don’t count this POS out yet. Dems know of more than one way to skin a cat.
He will run as a write in. Remember Lisa Murkowski from Alaska?
In 2010 she did not win her primary but she ran as a write in candidate in the general election anyway. She and her people were at the polls and were helping people choose her name on the ballot. She ended up winning in the end beating out a Tea Party candidate Joe Miller who had actually won the primary she lost.
“Another POS bites the dust!”
Don’t count on it. After 49 very long years in Congress in a District cut out for him, he can probably win as a write-in.
When it comes to the DIMS getting their way, we have indeed become an outlaw nation, where laws are bent to broken, and nobody gets penalized. I suspect much of this behavior will become less frequent after President O. leaves office.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes to the googleplex power! “How sweet it is!” Jackie Gleason.
unfortunately, there are likely enough brain-dead zombie voters who gobble up the party line without question.
This group will have to be removed by ‘natural attrition’ (gradually dying off and not being replaced in the same numbers), which may take 15 to 20 years.
Rev. Horace Sheffield III is probably not going to be any better. He supports obamacare and the rest of the liberal agenda.
Senile old coot.
How will he afford process now?
Already being appealed per one of yd’s threads.
I’ll bet he is re-elected anyway.
That is assuming, of course, that his people know how to write!
He represents the very best of what it takes to be a city dog catcher. He (and his family) have managed to survive and thrive for an inordinate amount of time at the expense of tax payers! He was corrupt then and he is corrupt now.
He reminds of the likes of the late, former “marbles in his mouth” Coleman Young and the radical Kenneth Cockrel from the Detroit City Council and others who DESTROYED Detroit from within.
Conyers represents the radical African-American 60’s agenda combined with GRAFT and corruption on a seismic scale, leading his constituents to the poor house for decades.
He will find a liberal judge to over rule this County Clerk.
It’ll be overturned on appeal...
What do you mean I didn't get enough signatures to qualify for the primary ballot? I'm THE john Conyers and that's my seat. I'll do a write-in campaign if I have to, but I own that seat in Congress and I want it back. You fools can't deny me my rightful seat. I'll get my revenge on you yet. You just watch.
Obammy is ineligible, he got a homer judge.
Nah, he’ll just break out his emergency reserve of write in votes and win again. He’s sure to have the dead people’s vote.
Write-Ins do work and work very well IF, the candidate is the one people want to have represent them. Since Conyers failed to get enough signatures to get his name on the ballot does not mean people won’t vote for him. Name recognition is a major issue and NOT having his name on the ballot will make his election far more difficult.
You're assuming his supporters know how to write.
they’ll find a left-wing hack judge that deems this law “unfair” and put him back on the ballot.
I agree with those who say the Demoncrats will find a way to keep this jackwipe in office. Never, ever underestimate the depths they’ll sink to and the illegalities they’ll commit to retain power. And never, ever underestimate the fecklessness of the GOP to let them.
Sometimes things work out OK. :-)
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
I don’t expect his followers to correctly spell his name, or even bring their own pen.
Actually, he got enough signatures; just not enough legit signatures to qualify to be on the ballot. Many were disqualified because the person wasn’t a registered voter and some because the signature collector wasn’t a registered voter in the District....That’s why candidates usually look for half again as many signatures as they need, if not twice as many.
Didn’t hurt Murkowski in AK; plus Conyers hs been representing that district and those people for 47 years. Add in that he is a Democrat and you have a sure fire win for him.