Ohio governor calls special session to ensure Biden and Harris are on state’s 2024 ballot

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) is calling a rare special session of the Ohio General Assembly next Tuesday to pass legislation that will ensure President Joe Biden is on the state’s 2024 ballot. 

“Ohio is running out of time to get Joe Biden, the sitting President of the United States, on the ballot this fall,” the Republican governor said. “Failing to do so is simply unacceptable. This is ridiculous. This is (an) absurd situation.”

Ohio’s deadline to certify a candidate’s name on the ballot is 90 days before the general election, making this year’s ballot deadline fall on Aug. 7. However, the Democratic National Convention, where Biden will be nominated, will be held Aug. 19- 22. 

Ohio’s Senate had passed a bill addressing the issue by allowing certification 74 days before the election, but the House adjourned before taking up any version of the
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