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ASUC Campaign Squabbling Continues, People Care

Posted By Jill Cowan On Apr 19, 2010 @ 4:15 pm In News | Comments Disabled

And you thought this was over ... People, people, people. The ASUC elections are over. Why–dear god, why–are we still talking [1] 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 [2] 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, this is the ASUC. People need to chill. Is it really worth it to sacrifice your presumed integrity to snag a couple more votes to win a spot in the ASUC? (Please, don’t answer that.)

While we’re here, can we just ask what the point of even having campaigning by-laws is if there is almost no feasible way to prove violations? Said ASUC attorney general Kevin Gibson on Sterngate [3]:

“I need (students) to work with me and come forward and talk to me so that my investigation can actually happen because as of now, the only people who have really have shown willingness to talk is people sort of in the ‘Noah Stern is innocent’ column.”

Color us surprised! Maybe next year, the judicial council should plant narcs around campus to see what candidates are really up to, come polling time. Except the only people who’d be up for that kind of job would probably be members of either CalSERVE or Student Action. Sigh.

Accusations Fly Between Rival Parties [Daily Cal [2]]
Conflicting Accounts Hinder Investigation of President-Elect [Daily Cal [3]]


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[1] still talking: http://www.dailycal.org/article/109117/calserve_student_action_accuse_each_other_of_campa

[2] tradition: http://www.dailycal.org/article/109147/accusations_fly_between_rival_parties

[3] Sterngate: http://www.dailycal.org/article/109146/conflicting_accounts_hinder_investigation_of_presi

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