DNC to nominate Biden and Kamala Harris virtually before Chicago convention, trolls say 'something shady' in the works

DNC to nominate Biden and Kamala Harris virtually before Chicago convention, trolls say 'something shady' in the works
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are set to receive the DNC nomination virtually for the 2024 general election (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced that it will hold a virtual roll call to choose President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee on May 28. The nomination for the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris pair would be made ahead of their convention in Chicago, which is scheduled for August 19, where Biden will be certified. This is done to ensure that the incumbent meets the August 7 deadline set by Ohio, which requires its parties to certify presidential candidates at least 90 days before Election Day.

The DNC announced after GOP Governor Mike DeWine called for a special session of Ohio senators to address Biden's ability to appear on the ballot, reported Fox News. Republicans forming supermajorities in both state House and Senate were opposed to relaxing the Deadline for the presumptive Democratic nominee without a vote on unrelated campaign finance legislation that Democrats opposed.

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President Joe Biden will be nominated virtually by the DNC ahead of their Chicago convention to meet the deadline set by the state of Ohio to be on their ballot for the general election (Getty Images)

The Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC is expected to vote on a resolution to propose changes to the roll call to allow for virtual party proceedings on June 4. The full DNC membership will then vote on the resolution, and once adopted, the remaining pre-nomination process will follow as per norms.

Democrats slam Ohio Republicans as they announce virtual nomination

"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 our own," stated DNC Chair Jaime Harrison.

"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," he continued.

Ohio Democratic Party Chair Liz Walters accused the state GOP of "playing politics with our democracy by trying to prevent Ohio voters from choosing who they want to be president."

"But Democrats will not trade Ohioans' ability to hold their government accountable for presidential ballot access. Just like when they attempted to take away our rights and freedoms last year, Ohio Republicans have shown their blatant disregard for the rights of voters, and we won’t let them get away with another effort to hold our democracy hostage," she added.

Internet trolls the DNC over virtual nomination announcement

"So what I am reading is...the Democrats knew the rules for Ohio voting was, but instead of making sure that they followed those rules they wanted some of the to be rules changed. It really seems like there is a common thread and it's sticking out like a sore thumb," a reader commented on the story on the Fox News website.


"Good move, never know when Biden will kick the bucket," mocked another.

"This sends a message that the DNC can't even do something as simple as scheduling," noted a third. "They're supposed to know every elections law of each of the 50 states. They likely knew Ohio has the 90-day requirement. Yet they scheduled their convention 75 days before elections."

"Just like Democrats to claim that simple long-established rules shouldn't apply to them," jibed a fourth.

"They're having their convention late so Biden will have less time to not campaign," another user said.

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