At first blush it looks a little unfair that John Conyers was bumped off his Michigan district's primary ballot over some technicality. See Conyers vows legal fight to remain on ballot.
Apparently, some of the individuals his staff hired to collect the signatures required to get him on the ballot weren't registered voters. As a result, over half of the signatures were tossed out. A requirement that signature collectors be registered voters seems unnecessary. But someone wanted that rule badly enough to get it into law. And the only reason would be to keep people off the ballot. It was an incumbent protection law.
So it's ironic that Conyers got snared in a law designed to protect people like him. It's kinda funny, too.