Saturday, May 10, 2014

Stupid Democrat Fails To Get On Ballot

You would think that a congressman who has been in the House since the days of George washington would be able to find a way to get enough signatures to get on the ballot for re-election.
From the Detroit Free Press:
After a second review of petitions turned in by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the Wayne County Clerk has found the longtime congressman only turned in 592 valid signatures, far short of the 1,000 needed to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary ballot.
The findings in the report, released today, don’t mean that Conyers is automatically off the ballot, though. Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett will make a final determination on his status on Tuesday and the Conyers campaign will have three days to appeal to the Michigan Secretary of State. They plan on doing so, said John Pirich, an attorney for Conyers.
“We remain optimistic that at the end of the day, there will be more than a sufficient number of signatures accepted, and that Congressman Conyers will appear on the ballot in August,” he said in a statement released Friday. “There are a number of strong arguments establishing this position - supported by fact, law and precedent - that we will put forth before the appropriate authorities.” ...
Conyers turned in 2,000 signatures on April 18. State law says that Conyers needs at least 1,000 valid signatures and they must come from and be gathered by registered voters.
The initial review showed 1,193 valid signatures. A second review showed 1,236 valid signatures. with 764 of the initial 2,000 signatures thrown out for a variety of reasons, including: petition signers not being registered to vote or not residents of 13th district, a signature being improperly dated or having a bad address.
I'm sure, in a county where Democrats rule, they will lie, cheat and steal to get Conyers on the ballot.
But it sounds like a typical Democrat politician, trying to do least amount of work and hope it works out.

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