Ashley Oliver writes for the Washington Examiner about potential legal consequences if President Joe Biden drops out of this year’s election.

Democrats calling for President Joe Biden to end his candidacy could face a series of logistical challenges if they are successful in convincing him to step down.

Changing the presidential ballot is feasible, but it could come with its share of headaches and complications depending on the state and when and how the change is made.

Battleground states are already sensitive to changes in election laws, which saw dramatic modifications across the country in 2020 in part because of COVID-19 policies. Some states have, since that time, made pivotal changes to their voting processes, while others have brought criminal charges against high-profile officials for alleged election interference.

Now, these same states could soon be confronted with one of their highest-stakes election dilemmas yet: how to legally change their Democratic presidential nominee weeks or months out from Election Day.

The Democratic Party is struggling to coalesce behind its current nominee despite barreling toward its convention, which begins Aug. 19 in Chicago. There, Democratic delegates are set to nominate Biden, the 81-year-old incumbent whose declining mental and physical fitness has attracted an increasingly bright spotlight.

Should Democrats attempt to move forward with pushing Biden out, Republicans are waiting in the wings to fight them on it in some of the most competitive swing states.

The conservative Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project has been leading the threat of legal action, publicizing a memo on the matter immediately after last month’s presidential debate, the event that sparked the intraparty strife among Democrats. The memo, dated June 21, warned of a “contentious path” to replacing Biden.

Mike Howell, the Oversight Project’s executive director, told the Washington Examiner on Monday that his organization’s motives were not political but instead were about enforcing laws in the wake of the 2020 election, when many states took controversial emergency measures to relax their election laws to allow for mail-in ballots, drop boxes, longer early voting periods, and more.