Commission meetings and hearings
No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Commission made public one closed case, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
RESPONDENT: People's Action Power and Marta Popadiak, in official capacity as treasurer (the Committee)
SUBJECT: In the normal course of exercising its supervisory responsibilities, the Commission initiated proceedings to determine whether there was reason to believe the Committee failed to timely file two 24-Hour Reports totaling $303,892.70 to support eight independent expenditures disclosed on its 2020 30-Day Post-General Report.
DISPOSITION: The Committee agreed to 1) retain counsel to review compliance procedures and conduct training with those responsible for preparing and filing reports; and 2) pay a civil penalty of $22,575.
Campaign Legal Center v. FEC (Case Nos. 22-5140, 22-5167) On November 7, the Institute for Free Speech filed a Brief of Amicus Curiae in Support of the Movant-Appellant in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
John A. Castro v. FEC (Case No. 22-2176) On November 7, Plaintiff filed a Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
On November 6, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub spoke at a briefing held by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) in Washington, DC.
On November 10, Commissioner Sean J. Cooksey spoke at the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC.
Upcoming Commission meetings
November 15, 2022: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
November 17, 2022: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
November 29, 2022: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
December 1, 2022: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
Upcoming educational programs
November 30, 2022: The Commission will host a webinar on Winding Down the Campaign and Post-General Reporting.
For more information on upcoming training opportunities, see the Commission’s Trainings page.
Upcoming reporting due dates
December 8: 30-Day Post-General Reports are due. For more information, see the Pre- and Post-General Reporting schedule.
Additional research materials
Federal Elections 2020: Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives is now available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices.
Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.
The Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.
The Presidential Election Campaign Fund Tax Checkoff Chart provides information on balance of the Fund, monthly deposits into the Fund reported by the Department of the Treasury, payments from the Fund as certified by the FEC, and participation rates of taxpayers as reported by the Internal Revenue Service. For more information on the Presidential Public Funding Program, see the Public Funding of Presidential Elections page.
The FEC Record is available as a continuously updated online news source.
Other election-related resources
Videos on protecting U.S. elections. The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides videos designed to help political campaigns protect themselves from foreign influence. The 2019 videos offer guidance on ransomware, business email compromise, supply chain, social media literacy, and foreign influence operations. Other videos, released in 2018, include cyber hygiene topics such as social engineering, patching, router hardening, and app and browser safety.
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