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John Conyers a write-in candidate?
How is it possible?

Local 4 News (Detroit), by Rod Meloni

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Posted By:orlean, 4/30/2014 1:25:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. - U.S. Congressman John Conyers has probably forgotten more politics than any of us know. He’s coming up on 50 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. That is 25 campaigns, 25 successful campaigns that start out with collecting nominating petitions with 1,000 valid voter signatures that have to be vetted by election authorities. The usual standard is to turn in two thousand signatures by the deadline, which happened to be April 22 this year, to ensure you have your one thousand. This bar is so low you would think the Congressman could clear in his sleep. But tonight there

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/30/2014 1:42:07 PM     (No. 9831063)

Now, that is really pretty interesting! Conyers´ canvassers didn´t meet state requirements. Therefore, he cannot be on the ballot. Who wants to bet it´ll all get "straightened out" and Congressman Conyers won´t have to lose a wink of sleep?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bullhead, 4/30/2014 2:41:53 PM     (No. 9831158)

Rules are not for Conyers, and rule breaking makes no difference to his constituents.

PS: Maybe he wasn´t able get the signatures because he was vising Ms. Conyers in her new home.s/o

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 4/30/2014 2:46:09 PM     (No. 9831167)

They´ll figure out how to paper it over.

"It´s Detroit, Jake."

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