Written by Ashton Snyder on
 April 21, 2024

Ohio's Ballot Deadline Threatens Biden-Harris Ticket

The November general election ballot may not feature President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris due to a critical scheduling clash, as the Democratic National Convention's timing could prevent their inclusion on Ohio's November ballot.

Ohio faces a dilemma as its ballot certification deadline on Aug. 7 conflicts with the Democratic National Convention schedule, which concludes after this deadline and poses a significant problem for the Biden-Harris campaign in this key state, as Conservative Brief explains.

Legal Challenges and Political Responses

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has highlighted the timing issue to the Democratic Party, stressing that the nominees would not be certified in time.

As the state law currently stands, without adjustments, Biden and Harris might be left off the ballot.

This situation has occurred despite precedents in 2012 and 2020 in which Ohio legislation was adapted to accommodate convention schedules.

However, this year, the Republican-controlled Ohio State Legislature has not yet made a move to amend the law.

Paul Disantis, spokesperson for Secretary LaRose, suggested two potential solutions.

Either the Democratic National Committee will have to move its convention dates, or the Ohio Legislature will need to alter the law by May 9 to provide an exemption for this specific scenario.

Democratic Efforts to Address the Deadline

Attorney Donald McTigue, representing the Democrats, has proposed an interim solution.

He suggested that Biden and Harris be provisionally nominated, with official confirmation following the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 25.

However, this proposal has been rebuffed as the Secretary of State's office insists that the law does not support such an adjustment without legislative action.

The debate over the deadline has drawn sharp comments from both sides, reflecting the high stakes of this electoral issue.

With Ohio being a pivotal state in presidential elections, the resolution of this matter could have significant national implications.

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