Federal court tosses challenge to FEC’s decision to accept paperwork for Trump’s presidential candidacy

In Castro v. FEC, a pro se FEC-registered candidate for the 2024 presidential election challenged the FEC’s decision to accept Donald Trump’s candidacy for election, arguing that Trump is not qualified to serve. A federal district court just dismissed the complaint, finding that it has not caused the candidate any injury, and (perhaps more notably) the injury is not redressable because the FEC is not empowered to adjudicate a candidate’s qualifications. I pointed out last month that the FEC lacks jurisdiction to evaluate candidate qualifications.

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