Alabama lawmakers pass legislation securing Biden on ballot

The GOP-led Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation ensuring President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s ballot for the November election

All 93 representatives voted to change the state’s certification deadline from 82 days before the general election to 74 days, thus allowing the Democratic National Committee time to certify Biden as the nominee before their convention, which takes place Aug. 19-22. The legislation will be sent to Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) for her signature, which spokeswoman Gina Maiola said the governor will sign. 

“This is a great day in Alabama when in a bipartisan manner, we passed this legislation to ensure that President Joe Biden gains access to the ballot in Alabama,” said Democratic state Sen. Merika Coleman, the bill’s sponsor.

Last month, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen warned the Democrats that the timing of their national
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