Great America PAC v. FEC (23-1027)
On April 13, 2023, Great America PAC (plaintiff) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging the FEC failed to act on its administrative complaint. The plaintiff seeks injunctive and declaratory relief under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act).
According to the court complaint, plaintiff filed an administrative complaint with the FEC on March 24, 2020, alleging violations of the Act primarily resulting from the funneling of $18 million of Michael Bloomberg’s personal funds through his presidential campaign committee, Mike Bloomberg 2020, Inc. (MB2020), to the DNC Services Corp/Democratic National Committee (DNC). Specifically, the complaint alleges that after Mr. Bloomberg suspended his campaign, MB2020 transferred $18 million in funds that had originated with him to the DNC, which plaintiff alleges resulted in violations of the Act including making and accepting excessive contributions and contributions in the name of another.
The plaintiff alleges the FEC has failed to act on its complaint within the 120-day statutory period after which suit may be filed, and asks the court to declare that inaction contrary to law, and to order the FEC to conform with that declaration within 30 days.