Judge orders Congressman John Conyers back on the August Primary ballot

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Federal Judge Matthew Leitman has ruled that Congressman John Conyers be put back on the August Primary ballot.

Earlier on Friday, the Michigan Secretary of State Elections Division had issued a determination that Congressman John Conyers did not have enough signatures to be on the ballot.

Judge Leitman's ruling supersedes that decision.

7 Action News reporter Jim Kiertzner talked with the Congressman, and was the first to break the news to him.

The Federal Judge's ruling was expected.

At a hearing on Wednesday Judge Letiman indicated this issue has already been ruled unconstitutional by the U. S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in a similar Ohio case.

The ballot battle began over whether circulators who gathered signatures had to be registered voters.


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