Two conservative groups are suing the University of Delaware for the Senate records of Democratic president candidate Joe Biden because they believe the records could help prove the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by ex-assistant Tara Reade.

The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch filed a joint lawsuit Wednesday in the Superior Court of Delaware. Both groups had filed Freedom of Information Act requests in April, Fox News reported.

“Partisan gamesmanship by a public university is unseemly and unlawful. If they don’t want to do the right thing, we will force them in court,” said DCNF President Neil Patel,  who co-founded the group with Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson. Both men support President Donald Trump for re-election.  

In March, Reade accused Biden of sexually assaulting  her in a Senate building in 1993.  Two friends and Reade's brother claim Reader told them about the alleged assault. Last year, eight women -- one of them Reade -- accused Biden of hugging and touching them inappropriately.

Biden, both in interviews and through his campaign, has repeatedly denied the allegations. 

The presumptive Democratic nominee graduated from the university and also represented Delaware in the Senate for more than 30 years.   

The school declined the Freedom of Information Act requests because officials were busy organizing the records -- a process spokeswoman Andrea Boyle Tippett estimated would take at least until next spring, several months after the Nov. 3 general election.

“As the curating process is not complete, the papers are not yet available to the public, and we are not able to identify what documents or files can be found within the collection,” she wrote in an email.

In a tweet Wednesday, Reade wrote: "I emailed Univ of Delaware and my request for my records was denied. What if many people emailed [and] contacted the Univ of Delaware to unseal the files?"

Democrat Joe Biden (R) is likely to face off against Republican Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential election Democrat Joe Biden (R) is likely to face off against Republican Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential election. Photo: AFP / SAUL LOEB