Oh, ASUC President Noah Stern. That guy. What a dude. Even after straight-up lying about all of that sketchy shit he pulled during elections, he’s still getting sent on his presidential way, essentially unscathed. Oh, excuse us. He did have to issue this incredibly degrading and heartfelt (-ish) public apology:
“I hope all of you take that to heart … and that you take my hard work that I put in over the summer as my real love for this association and for the students at Cal,” Stern said.
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Whether or not you think ASUC president-elect Noah Stern deserves to be disqualified, there’s no denying that Sterngate is kind of a big deal. Why else would ASUC expert/blogger of many years Justin Azadivar (aka Beetle of Beetle Beat) break a nearly year-long silence to weigh in on the matter? Exactly!
And just what profound insight did this (allegedly former) ASUC nitpicker extraordinaire have to impart onto readers of the Daily Cal, today?
“The Judicial Council will not want to disqualify anyone,” he said. “It’s a pain in the ass for them and the ASUC as a whole.”
Sigh. Yeah, probably.
Beetle Beat [website]
Many Steps Required to Determine Stern’s Fate [Daily Cal]
Looks like ASUC Attorney General Kevin Gibson finally found it in himself to bring much bureaucracy and paperwork down upon Noah Stern. The AG submitted three different charge sheets to the Judicial Council which include allegations of campaigning in the dorms, voter fraud and (horror of horrors!) spamming students during election season.
The J-Council will decide tonight whether to accept the charges—and if they are accepted, odds are they will reconvene later to decide what will happen to Noah.
UPDATE: The Judicial Council has accepted all three of the sheets. Thanks, GoBears!
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Election Violation Charges Filed Against ASUC President-Elect Noah Stern [Daily Cal]
People, people, people. The ASUC elections are over. Why–dear god, why–are we still talking about them?
Oh, because members of both CalSERVE and Student Action have alleged that candidates from the opposite party engaged in dubious campaigning techniques? So worth it! JKLOL.
We mean, seriously. When it’s an actual tradition for party leaders to “meet every year to corroborate and compare allegations with one another at the end of elections,” there is a problem with the way things are being run. Maybe that’s politics, but on the other hand, read more »
Excited? Boy, so are we.
Your brand new prez: Noah Stern (Student Action)
Executive VP: Nanxi Liu (Student Action)
External Affairs VP: Ricardo Gomez (CalSERVE)
Academic Affairs VP: Viola Tang (CalSERVE)
Student Advocate: Kelly Fabian (Independent)
Senate rankings: 11 Student Action, 6 CalSERVE, 1 SQUELCH!, 1 Cooperative Movement, 1 Independent
B.E.A.R.S. Initiative: all systems go!
Constitutional Amendment: ditto
For all final votes and about a bajillion comments worth of feedback, hit the Daily Cal—or just tell us your multitudinous thoughts below.
ASUC General Election 2010 Results [Daily Cal]