Long-Serving Congressman John Conyers May Not Make It On The Primary Ballot

Source: Samantha Lachman / The Huffington Post

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who would become Congress’ longest-serving member if he is reelected this year, may not even qualify for the Democratic primary ballot.

Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett told WDIV Local 4 News on Friday that two of Conyers’ petition circulators were not registered voters when they collected signatures to get him on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Conyers is currently serving his 25th term representing the state’s 13th District. He is the second most senior member of the House after Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who is retiring this year.

Michigan law requires that petition gatherers be registered voters. The Detroit Newsreported Friday that the two petition circulators appear to have registered on Monday, a week after the petitions were due.

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