Alabama on track to push ballot deadline so Biden can make ticket

The Alabama Senate passed legislation on Tuesday to adjust the deadline for political parties to certify their nominees for president and vice president to allow President Joe Biden on the November ballot.

The bill still needs to pass the Alabama House of Representatives and will need Gov. Kay Ivey’s (R-AL) signature in the coming weeks. 

The legislation comes as the Democratic National Convention is slated for Aug. 19 this year, four days after the deadline for political parties to certify their presidential candidates.

The move isn’t unprecedented. Both parties held their conventions after some states’ ballot deadlines in 2020, and fixes, such as advance provisional certifications delivered by both parties, were made to accommodate both candidates.

Alabama senators passed the legislation unanimously, reinforcing a narrative that the process of accommodating the ballot deadline for candidates should not be partisan.

“We have
Read more…

Please follow and like us: