Ohio Lawmakers Doubtful Of Legislative Fix To Biden Ballot Ban

President Joe Biden acknowledges Vice President Kamala Harris during the signing of the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, May 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican and Democratic leaders remain confident President Joe Biden will be on the Ohio ballot in November, but none believe it will come through a fix from the Legislature.

Both House Speaker Jason Stephens, R-Kitts Hill, and Minority Leader Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington, said lawmakers are unwilling to vote on a change in state law that would allow Biden to appear on the ballot despite the timing of the Democratic National Convention.

Russo told reporters she thinks the solution will have to come through a lawsuit or the Democratic Party.