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Veteran Rep. John Conyers can appear on Michigan ballot, judge rules
Veteran Rep. John Conyers can appear on Michigan ballot, judge rules

A federal judge ordered that Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr.'s name be placed on the state's primary election ballot, likely sparing the veteran Democrat the need to mount a write-in campaign. Just hours earlier, Michigan's secretary of state agreed with a county election official's decision to disqualify Conyers, since he failed to meet the requirement of submitting 1,000 valid signatures with his candidacy filing. Conyers had submitted 2,000 signatures, but only 455 were deemed to be valid, in part because some of the individuals who collected them were not registered voters as state law requires. Judge Matthew Leitman, who sits on the U.S. District Court for the...

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