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Democrats to nominate Biden virtually to bypass quirk of Ohio law

Posted on AllSides May 28th, 2024
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The Democratic National Committee will nominate President Joe Biden as the party’s presidential standard-bearer through a “virtual roll call” ahead of its August convention in Chicago, bypassing a detail in Ohio law that had threatened to keep the president off the November ballot in that state.

Ohio law requires all candidates to be legally certified by Aug. 7, but Biden was not scheduled to be officially nominated until after the Democratic National Convention begins on Aug. 19. Tradition dictates that the Democrats' convention follow the Republican one in July, because...

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