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Alabama Pushes Ballot Deadline to Accommodate Biden

By    |   Wednesday, 24 April 2024 01:55 PM EDT

State senators in Alabama this week passed a bill that would extend the deadline for political parties to certify their nominees for president and vice president until after the Democratic National Convention, the Washington Examiner reported.

Alabama senators unanimously passed the legislation, which would adjust the deadline in the state for parties to certify their presidential candidates, which is Aug. 15, four days before the Democratic National Convention. Legislators made a similar move in 2020 when the Democratic and Republican conventions were held after the state's ballot deadline.

The bill is headed to the Alabama state House of Representatives, which could hold a vote as soon as next week, according to AL.com. Alabama state Sen. Merika Coleman and House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, both Democrats, introduced bipartisan bills to move the deadline to 74 days before the election instead of the current deadline of 82 days.

"We have a Democratic president today, but four years ago, we had a Republican president. We're going to have a Republican president again, and we will have a Democratic president again," John Merrill, the former secretary of state of Alabama, told NBC News.

"It's not something that needs to be advanced or promoted only because it's a Democrat or a Republican" running, he added.

Theodore Bunker

Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.

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State senators in Alabama this week passed a bill that would extend the deadline for political parties to certify their nominees for president and vice president until after the Democratic National Convention, the Washington Examiner reported.
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