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Would someone explain why Biden is not on the ballot in Ohio? (Original Post) surfered May 28 OP
The GOP in Ohio are dickwads. Irish_Dem May 28 #1
(just like in the other 49 states, DC, and umpteen territories...... lastlib May 28 #4
Same here in Texas surfered May 28 #6
Nominating Conference is after the Ohio deadline Abnredleg May 28 #2
He will be. catbyte May 28 #3
Thank you. So, we don't have to FREAK OUT? surfered May 28 #5
DNC stepped up to the plate today. Hope22 May 28 #7
Here's the summary: unblock May 28 #8
He'll be on ballot, but a few Democratic staffers and/or officials need to be more careful Silent Type May 28 #9
Thank you surfered May 28 #10

Abnredleg

(690 posts)
2. Nominating Conference is after the Ohio deadline
Tue May 28, 2024, 03:22 PM
May 28

Dems just announced they will hold a virtual nominating conference before the actual convention so as to meet the deadline.

catbyte

(34,889 posts)
3. He will be.
Tue May 28, 2024, 03:23 PM
May 28

The Democratic National Convention is being held after the deadline to get on the ballot in Ohio. It's been a common practice in both parties, but the GQP has decided to weaponize it this year, so instead of granting a stay as they usually do, they aren't this time. So the Democrats will hold a virtual convention ahead of the in-person one to ensure that Biden is on the ballot.

Hope22

(2,252 posts)
7. DNC stepped up to the plate today.
Tue May 28, 2024, 03:34 PM
May 28

They will have a remote vote prior to the convention to satisfy Ohio deadlines! So thankful for the resolution!

unblock

(53,298 posts)
8. Here's the summary:
Tue May 28, 2024, 03:40 PM
May 28

2009: Ohio passes stupid law requiring 90-day lead time before the election to get on the ballot.

2012: Ohio makes a one-time extension to 60 days before the election because *both* parties need an extention based on the date of their conventions.

2016: both parties nominate early enough so it's not a problem

2020: again, Ohio makes a one-time extension to 60 days before the election because, once again, *both* parties need an extention based on the date of their conventions.

2024: for the first time, the problem affects only one party as the republicans will nominate before the deadline but the Democratic convention is after the deadline. So republicans being republicans, they refuse to agree to any extension.

So it looks like the dnc will have a virtual nominating session ahead of the deadline in order to comply.

Silent Type

(4,725 posts)
9. He'll be on ballot, but a few Democratic staffers and/or officials need to be more careful
Tue May 28, 2024, 03:41 PM
May 28

or they are going to mess up by creating a situation that is not as easily corrected.

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