DNC accuses RFK Jr. campaign and super PAC of colluding on ballot access effort

The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that it is filing a Federal Election Commission complaint against Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ‘s independent presidential campaign and the super PAC supporting him on allegations the two are colluding to get Kennedy ballot access.

On Dec. 5, super PAC American Values 2024 announced it would invest $10 million to $15 million in ballot access, with the aim of getting Kennedy on the ballot in at least 10 states.

In the FEC complaint, the DNC claims that in the states in which American Values 2024 has announced a ballot access initiative, each “requires the candidate to submit a draft signature petition for state approval, turn in the completed forms, identify the individuals who collected the signatures, and obtain certification for circulators.”

The DNC complaint alleges that the super PAC is coordinating “its activity with Mr. Kennedy and his campaign in a way that violates federal campaign finance laws.”

“Our complaint asks the FEC to begin an investigation and remedy the violations that they find,” DNC legal counsel Robert Lenhard said in a press briefing Friday.

In previous conversations with CBS News, both the super PAC and the Kennedy campaign have said that they have legal experts guiding them through the process, and both are pursuing ballot access separately.