Biden will be named the Democratic nominee virtually

  • President Joe Biden will win the Democratic nomination virtually 
  • The convention takes place after a key ballot deadline in Ohio 
  • READ MORE: Robert De Niro campaigns for Biden outside Trump court  

President Joe Biden will be nominated for the Democratic nomination virtually to ensure that his name appears on Ohio's general election ballot.

Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison said in a statement obtained by DailyMail.com Tuesday that Democrats would select Biden through a 'virtual roll call' vote after Ohio's Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose warned that Biden's place on the ballot was in jeopardy.

This year the DNC is schedule to happen from August 19 to 22, while Ohio's deadline for candidates to receive their parties' nominations is set at August 7.

'Joe Biden will be on the ballot in Ohio and all 50 states, and Ohio Republicans agree. But when the time has come for action, they have failed to act every time, so Democrats will land this plane on their own,' Harrison said.

'Through a virtual roll call, we will ensure that Republicans can't chip away at our democracy through incompetence or partisan tricks and that Ohioans can exercise their right to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice,' the DNC chair also offered.

biden will be named the democratic nominee virtually

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden participate in the 2020 Democratic National Convention that was held almost completely virtually. He'll again be nominated virtually due to in-person convention scheduled for after Ohio's ballot deadline

biden will be named the democratic nominee virtually

Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison said Tuesday that a 'virtual roll call' vote would take place to nominate Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris over fears that GOP 'incompetence or partisan tricks' could keep the Democrats off the ballot in Ohio

In the past, Ohio state legislators have moved the deadline to accommodate candidates of both parties.

Ohio's Republican Gov. Mike DeWine had called a special session of the state House and Senate this week to address the issue, but so far lawmakers remained at an impasse.

Four years ago, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the Democratic National Convention was held virtually.

Largescale plans to take over Milwaukee, Wisconsin were scrapped with Biden instead accepting the party's nomination from his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

This year, Republicans are having their convention in Milwaukee while Democrats will host their convention in Chicago.

A roll call vote on the convention floor will still occur but it will be held symbolically.

biden will be named the democratic nominee virtually

President Joe Biden lost Ohio to former President Donald Trump in 2020 but still won enough Electoral College votes to win the presidency. The last Democrat to win the Buckeye State was former President Barack Obama. Biden served as Obama's running mate

The virtual roll call vote is expected to take place after June 4, when the DNC's rules and bylaws committee will meet and vote to make changes to the roll call process - allowing the virtual roll call plan to go forward.

For years Ohio was a key battleground state during presidential elections, but it's become more GOP-friendly in recent cycles.

Democratic President Barack Obama won Ohio in 2012, helping clinch his reelection bid.

Biden was Obama's running mate.

Trump has been victorious in the state two times since.

In 2020, Ohio went 53 percent for Trump and 45 percent for Biden.

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