National Action Network calls for investigation into issue that could keep Conyers off the ballot

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network is calling the U.S. Justice Department to investigate issues that could keep Detroit Congressman John Conyers off the ballot.

On Friday, County Clerk Cathy Garrett made it clear that Conyers does not have enough petition signatures because of problems with two people gathering those signatures. Those circulators had issues being certified by Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey.

Conyers has an attorney looking into the matter, and it could be appealed to the Secretary of State and Wayne County Circuit Court.

Detroit Reverend Horace Sheffield is running against Conyers and could be on the August Primary ballot alone. Conyers could still run as a write-in candidate.

Last year Mike Duggan ran as a write-in candidate in the Primary for Detroit Mayor after issues with his residency kept him off the ballot.

Duggan won the Primary and General Elections to become Mayor.

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