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Ohio election official says Biden may struggle to get on the state's general ballot: report

The Democratic Party as a party already appears on all 50 states. 

Published: April 6, 2024 4:12pm

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said that the timing of the Democratic National Convention may be too late for President Joe Biden to be on the state's general election ballot. 

“The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to convene on August 19, 2024, which occurs more than a week after the August 7 deadline to certify a presidential candidate to the office,” LaRose wrote in a letter to Ohio Democratic Party Chairwoman Liz Walters that was obtained by NBC News.

Other local officials were copied the letter LaRose sent. 

The Democratic Party as a party already appears on the ballots in all 50 states. 

LaRose offered up solutions for this to be fixed. One solution is having the Democratic Party move the date of the nominating convention. Another would be to request the Ohio state legislature to “create an exemption to this statutory requirement” by May 9, as required by the state's law. 

A campaign spokesperson for Biden told NBC News that they are “monitoring the situation in Ohio and we’re confident that Joe Biden will be on the ballot in all 50 states.”

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