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Results delayed again

Observer Staff Report | Friday, February 8, 2013

 

The results of Wednesday’s student body presidential and vice presidential election will be released today at 10 a.m. in the third-floor atrium of the LaFortune Student Center, according to Katie Hennessy, Judicial Council’s vice president for elections.

Contrary to a report in Thursday’s issue of The Observer, the results were not publicized Thursday morning due to an allegation of campaign misconduct made shortly before the 11:59 p.m. deadline Wednesday. The Election Committee, the group within Judicial Council responsible for handling possible campaign violations, met to discuss the allegation and found it had no merit.

The allegation was the third made in this election. Two allegations were made against separate tickets earlier Wednesday. The Election Committee found these allegations to be unfounded.

Under the Student Government Constitution, specifics of allegations are not made public to avoid swaying voters.

In the event of a run-off election, a debate is tentatively set for Sunday, with a final election taking place Monday.