John Conyers’ Signature Snafu Could Lead to Primary Chaos

John Conyers’ Signature Snafu Could Lead to Primary Chaos

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Rep. John Conyers, who arrived in Congress in 1965, has a serious ballot issue regarding his re-election. Will he be on the ballot? Will he be a write in?  He would be the most senior member of Congress next year if he is re-elected.

Detroit Free Press: “An initial review of petitions filed by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, show that he has enough valid signatures to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary ballot. But the Wayne County Clerk’s Office said Wednesday that he’s not out of the woods yet.

Of the 2,000 signatures turned in by Conyers, 1,193 are from valid registered voters in the 13th congressional district — only 1,000 valid signatures are required. But there’s still a challenge from Conyers’ opponent, the Rev. Horace Sheffield, a Detroit Democrat, that has to be sorted out.”  read entire here

 

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke has also authored three books of photography including two on President Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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