john conyers

6:33 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Conyers Challenges State Law in Effort to Get on August Ballot

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Long-time Detroit Congressman's spot on the ballot is in jeopardy because of state law that requires petition circulators to be registered voters
The legal team for U.S. Rep. John Conyers will try to persuade a Detroit federal judge Wednesday to put the Detroit Democrat on the primary ballot, based on past judicial rulings involving former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and a 1980 Colorado law. The 85-year-old congressman is asking U.S.
7:42 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Wayne County Clerk Says Conyers Short of Signatures Needed for Ballot

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Long time Congressman plans to challenge law that requires people gathering petition signatures to be registered voters
U.S. Rep. John Conyers does not have enough signatures to remain on the Aug. 5 ballot, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said Tuesday - a decision that puts his half-century career in Congress at risk. The Conyers campaign plans an appeal to both the Secretary of State's office and the federal courts.
7:06 am
Tue May 13, 2014

ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Law That Would Keep Conyers off Ballot

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Long time Detroit Congressman seeking spot on August primary ballot
The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Monday in federal court to argue U.S. Rep. John Conyers belongs on the Aug. 5 primary ballot because its unconstitutional for Michigan to require petition collectors be registered voters.
6:16 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Another Review of Conyers' Petitions to Begin

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Evaluation of petition signatures is expected to be completed by Wednesday
Detroit An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers said Sunday he expects some invalidated petition signatures for the Detroit Democrat to be restored following a methodical and tedious review beginning this week as he seeks to keep Conyers on the primary ballot. But John Pirich cautioned Sunday he wouldnt speculate about what percentage of signatures may be resurrected.
9:13 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Initial Review Shows Conyers Qualified for Primary Ballot

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Challenge remains over whether signatures were gathered by people not registered to vote
Washington U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the Detroit civil rights icon, has little room for error if he is to survive a challenge and make the August ballot for a possible 26th term in office. The official review of his petition signatures by the Wayne County Clerks Office found 1,193 of the 2,000 signatures he submitted are from valid registered voters in the 13th Congressional District.