Ohio's election office fears Biden may miss the November ballot deadline.

The Ohio agency in charge of elections has stated that President Joe Biden may not be included on the ballot in the upcoming election in the state unless the Republican-controlled legislature extends the deadline for submitting ballots or the Democratic Party pushes its convention forward in the schedule.  

Nearly two weeks before the Democratic National Convention—where Biden is anticipated to be selected to face off against Republican rival Donald Trump—Ohio's certification deadline for presidential candidates for the general election is Aug. 7.  

Paul DiSantis, top legal counsel for Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, stated in a letter he wrote last week that presidential candidates are required by Ohio law to be certified 90 days prior to the general election, which is scheduled for November 5 this year.  

The letter requested that the recipient get in touch with the office promptly in order to ensure that it complies with Ohio law. Despite the obstacle, the Biden team maintained on Monday that the president will still be able to run for president.  

We're keeping an eye on what's happening in Ohio, and we're positive that Joe Biden's name will appear on ballots in every state," the campaign stated.  

The 2020 presidential election was preceded by a comparable incident. Legislators in Ohio decided to extend the limit to 60 days, but only for that particular election, because the Republican and Democratic conventions were already set outside of that time frame.  

The Ohio Democratic Party Chair, Liz Walters, was informed in a letter that unless the legislature takes action by May 9 to exempt the 90-day deadline, or the Democrats will have to hold their convention earlier than expected, which is highly improbable.  

Walters and the state party were contacted on Monday for a comment. On his path to the White House in 2016, Trump won Ohio. He repeated the feat in 2020, but lost to Biden. This made Trump the first presidential candidate from Ohio to lose since Richard Nixon fell to John F. Kennedy in 1960.  

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