Conyers Files Appeal to Get Back on Ballot

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Friday, 16 May 2014 01:58 PM

 

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Longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers has appealed a decision that he lacked enough valid signatures on petitions to get on the August primary election ballot.

Conyers' filing Friday with the Michigan Secretary of State's office seeks to reverse this week's decision by Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett to keep him off the ballot because some petition collectors hadn't complied with state voter registration requirements.

Secretary of State officials say the department will review the appeal and decide by June 6.

The filing comes a day after Conyers joined a federal lawsuit taking aim at the requirement that petition collectors be registered voters. The suit was filed against Garrett and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson by the American Civil Liberties Union's state chapter on behalf of two petition circulators and others.

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