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Biden could be removed from Ohio's general election ballot, Republican officials warn |

The Ohio Secretary of State letter warned the Ohio Democratic Party that Joe Biden could be removed from the November 2024 election ballot unless the Democratic National Convention is held early or the state's statutory requirements are changed or waived. .

According to a letter sent from Ohio Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose wrote to Ohio Democratic Party Chair Liz Walters that the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for Aug. 19, when the party will formally nominate its presidential candidate, will be on the Ohio ballot. The August 7 deadline to certify presidential candidates has passed.

“We conclude that either the Democratic National Committee must move forward its nominating convention or the Ohio General Assembly must take action to create an exception to this statutory requirement by May 9, 2024 (90 days before the effective date of the new law). I am left behind,” Ohio Secretary of State attorney Paul DeSantis wrote in the letter. According to ABC News. The Ohio Democratic Party said it had received the letter and is currently considering it. The Biden campaign expressed confidence that the president will be on the Ohio ballot in November.

The Ohio General Assembly could pass a waiver before May 9, or the convention would have to be moved earlier, but that seems unlikely given logistical and scheduling issues.

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In 2020, Republicans and Democrats held The convention was postponed after Ohio's deadline, and the state Legislature lowered the 90-day requirement for names to appear on the ballot to 60 days before the election.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/07/biden-ohio-general-election-ballot Biden could be removed from Ohio's general election ballot, Republican officials warn |

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