No Appeal After US Rep. Conyers Wins Ballot Spot

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan election officials won't appeal a decision that puts Detroit Congressman John Conyers on the August primary ballot.

The office of Secretary of State released a brief statement Friday, a week after a federal judge said a Michigan law on nominating petitions is similar to an Ohio law that was found unconstitutional in 2008.

Conyers, a Democrat, had enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. But many were spoiled because of problems with some people who collected them. They weren't registered to vote or had listed a wrong registration address on the petitions.

State and local election officials had followed the law and disqualified Conyers before Judge Matthew Leitman intervened.

The 85-year-old Conyers has been in Congress since 1965.


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