Democrats plan Biden’s virtual nomination to meet Ohio…

The Democratic Party will nominate President Joe Biden for president by virtual roll call before Ohio’s Aug. 7 filing deadline, according to a statement cited by the Associated Press. The move would allow Biden’s name to appear on Ohio’s ballot in November. The state’s filing deadline is 90 days before the election, but the party will hold the Democratic National Convention Aug. 19-22..

When will this take place? The national committee’s rules committee plans to vote on June 4 to allow virtual voting. DNC Chair Jaime Harrison said in a statement Tuesday that the nomination would take place by virtual roll call, state by state, but he did not say when the vote would take place.

What would happen without a virtual nomination? In the 2012 and 2020 elections, the Ohio Legislature temporarily extended filing deadlines for both parties. However, the Ohio General Assembly has not yet extended it for the 2024 elections. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine called the legislature into a special session Tuesday to pass legislation allowing Biden’s name on the ballot. vote.

The bill that passed both the House and Senate would only change the deadline for the 2024 election. Before the bill goes to the governor, the House must approve the amendments of the Senate. Lawmakers could also consider a new bill to permanently change the filing deadline.

Dig Deeper: Read Bekah McCallum’s guide to Ohio’s 2024 elections.