Conyers Challenges State Law in Effort to Get on August Ballot

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.