Clerk says Conyers won’t qualify for ballot

Aaron Blake
The Washington Post

Update 3:01 p.m.: Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett now says Conyers doesn’t have the required signatures to make the Aug. 5 ballot. That is not, however, the final decision on the matter. That will come Wednesday.

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who stands to become the longest-serving member of Congress if he wins reelection this year, might not even qualify for the ballot.

According to a new report in The Detroit News, two more people who gathered signatures for Conyers are not registered voters in Michigan. Two others who were previously identified as not having been registered now appear in state records as having registered on Monday — well after the campaign’s signatures were submitted.

Michigan requires those circulating petitions to be registered voters in the state, and Conyers’s primary opponent, Rev. Horace Sheffield, is challenging the signatures on those grounds…



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