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President Biden is getting help from Ohio's Republican governor, Mike DeWine, as his campaign works to ensure his electoral turnout in the state.

DeWine called a rare special General Assembly meeting Tuesday and demanded that Republican state lawmakers help pass a bill that would put Biden on the ballot this year.

Ohio requires each political party to announce its choice of presidential candidates at least 90 days before the election. The Democratic Party is hosting an unusually late national convention this year on August 19, just 75 days before the election.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has repeatedly warned that Biden is on track to miss the state's nomination filing deadline because of the discrepancy.

BIDEN'S VOTING PROBLEMS IN OHIO WON'T GO AWAY AS STATE DEMOCRATS RECEIVE ANOTHER URGENT WARNING

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine speaks during a press conference in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine called a special session next week to pass legislation that would ensure President Biden appears on the state's presidential ballot. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

“The legislature did [a] yesterday and once again failed to take action. This is simply unacceptable,” DeWine said said Thursday. “Ohio is running out of time to get Joe Biden, the sitting president of the United States, on the ballot this fall. If you don't, it's simply not acceptable. This is a ridiculous – this is an absurd situation.”

He continued, “The goal of this session will be for the General Assembly to pass legislation that will ensure that both major presidential candidates will be on the ballot in Ohio this November, as well as legislation that would ban campaign spending by foreign nationals.”

OHIO DRINKING 'NON-CITIZENS' OUT OF STATE VOTERS, CALLS ON BIDEN ADMIN FOR DATA FOR 2024 ELECTIONS

President Biden shakes hands with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in January 2023

President Biden shakes hands with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on January 4, 2023 in Covington, Kentucky. (Michael Swensen/Getty Images)

DeWine has blasted members of his own party for not making a serious effort to get the president on the ballot.

LaRose, a Republican who ran for Senate in 2024 but lost to Bernie Moreno in the Republican Party primaries, says the Democratic Party has yet to offer a solution that fits existing law.

“I have said from here to Colorado that it is in the best interest of voters to have a choice in the race for president. I am also obligated to follow the law as Ohio's chief election official,” LaRose said in a statement. Tuesday.

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Frank LaRose, Republican candidate for Senate, attends the Columbiana County Lincoln Day Dinner in Salem, Ohio.

“As things stand now, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee will not be on the ballot in Ohio. That's not my choice. It is due to a conflict in the law created by the party, and the party has not provided a legally acceptable solution so far. he continued.

LaRose has said that either the state legislature must change the law to allow Biden's certification or the Democratic Party must change its plans. Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens, also a Republican, says lawmakers won't bail out Biden.

Anders Hagstrom of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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