The Committee to Defeat the President, a powerful anti-Biden super PAC, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, alleging that President Joe Biden breached the law by illegally soliciting and spending millions of dollars in post-election campaign funding.
By submitting a "Statement of Candidacy" to the FEC, the candidate fulfills this requirement. Biden filed a revised Statement of Candidacy on or about November 6, 2020, declaring that he is running for president in the 2020 election, not the 2024 election.
Biden or his authorized groups received contributions above the $5,000 level by November 2020, after he was sworn in on January 2021, according to the complaint filed by the Committee to Defeat the President.
It further claims that even if Biden says he is not running for president in 2024, he illegally raised $2 million through his approved group, the Biden Victory Fund.
The filing also claims that Biden for President, the primary campaign organization, has failed to comply with the Federal Code of Regulations by failing to update its Statement Organization registration once Biden fit the definition of a candidate.
"The transition from being the principal campaign committee for the 2020 presidential election to being the principal campaign committee for the 2024 election is a shift that necessitates adjustment to the Campaign's Statement of Organization," according to the lawsuit. The complainant is requesting the same information from the Biden Victory Fund, which is Biden's joint fundraising representative.
Despite rumors regarding Biden's current support ratings and seeming fall, the FEC may force him to make a formal declaration of intent due to the complaint.
Bottom line, this would require Biden to officially declare his candidacy for 2024.
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