May 13, 2014, 04:58 pm
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) won't appear on the Democratic primary ballot after failing to submit enough valid signatures, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said on Tuesday.
The decision means Conyers may have to run as a write-in candidate if he wants to keep a seat he's held for five decades.
Conyers's Democratic primary opponent, pastor Horace Sheffield III, challenged the validity of the incumbent's signatures. The clerk ruled that since two of his petition-gatherers weren't registered voters in Michigan, as required under state law, the signatures he obtained didn't count.
Conyers submitted 2,000 signatures, needing 1,000 valid ones. After the challenges, he had 592.
At last, one voter fraud case resolved in the proper manner. All of the Democrats should be found ineligible to be placed on the ballot.
Oh now they're worried about the particulars of qualification. Had this been done when Obama was up for election we wouldn't be in the mess were in.