Election laws are generally very well known, or at least should to a Congressman who has served in office since 1965. But, John Conyers isn’t your ordinary Congressman. According to the Chairman of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, he is “the next dean of the House, the Michigan delegation and pillar of the Democratic Party. Representative Conyers will remain one of the most respected voices in Congress.”
To remain as that voice, Rep. Conyers is going to court, as Democrats are lawyering up to get his name on the ballot. Evidently, he was unable to find registered voters in his district to gather the voter petitions that Michigan law requires of candidates.
As is so typical of the liberals in Congress these days, it’s somebody else’s fault that Rep. Conyers doesn’t have enough support among his constituents to get 1,000 signatures on a certification petition. We can probably expect that Bernie Sanders or Jim McDermott or Harry Reid to start blaming the Koch Brothers for this embarrassment.