Judge Puts Rep. John Conyers On Primary Ballot
This is confusing. Why didn’t he just obey the law? He’s done it before and knew how it worked. Liberals don’t think laws apply to them.
Check it out:
A judge on Friday ordered U.S. Rep. John Conyers to be placed on the August primary ballot, overturning a decision by Michigan election officials who found the Detroit Democrat ineligible because of problems with his nominating petitions.
Many petitions were thrown out because the people who gathered signatures weren’t registered voters or listed a wrong registration address. That put Conyers more than 400 short of the 1,000 needed to run for re-election.
But U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman issued an injunction reinstating Conyers, two days after hearing arguments from the American Civil Liberties Union and Conyers’ lawyer challenging Michigan’s law.
They said the law that puts requirements on people gathering petition signatures is unconstitutional, noting that a similar law in Ohio was struck down by a federal appeals court in 2008.