Mo' Mog?

Is it just us, or is this whole recall election biz starting to sound like Watergate? Now that Moghtader has released his smoking gun to the Daily Cal (and a little late, we may add), the results of the recall may actually be more complicated than the recall itself. We didn’t even know that was possible.

Moghtader’s reasons for not releasing the tape earlier include: read more »


OK, kids. Today and tomorrow are the big days! That’s right. After tomorrow, you’ll never have to hear another word or think another thought about the ASUC and the clusterf*cks it calls elections. Except for when the results of the recall come out. Or when the actual ASUC elections roll around. And when the results of those elections come out. But don’t you worry your pretty little heads about those just yet.

The Clog’s here to help you keep focused on the matter at hand, which has–like all things really worth fighting for–sparked a heated Facebook bitchfest. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, for your consideration, we present the defense … read more »


Believe it or not, that whole recall election thing is still happening, and apparently, it’s all going perfectly according to plan. (Cue menacing crescendo of Vincent Price laughter.) The ASUC is currently assembling legions of poll workers, running off voter’s guides (not kidding) and creating a technologically advanced system that will allow people to vote from the interwebz.

In short, preparations are getting intense for next week’s big showdown and there’s no way John Moghtader can wangle his way out of it–not if the four members of the nine-member Judicial Council have anything to say about it. (Surprisingly, they do.)

But wait! There’s more … read more »

o-rlyOH SNAP! The ASUC Judicial Council ruled that the recall election of Senator John Moghtader will be delayed due to general last minute-ness. Good save, good save.

Yesterday we were almost gleeful about egg-face ASUC. Now we’re intrigued. Oh, do go on, ASUC.

Per bylaws, the election must be held within four semester weeks. There better be some magic happening, but we’re still hopeful for snafu madness. Will he stay or will he go? More importantly, will both sides treat this like usual crazed election times complete with large signs, flyers galore and people who “walk” (read: follow) you to class?

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Recall Election Delayed by Last-Minute Ruling [Daily Cal]
Earlier: ASUC: Recalls Are Fun!

justiceThe ASUC is officially made of FAIL now that the Judicial Council rules the recall election for Senator John Moghtader may forge ahead. Somewhere, someone is playing a giant practical joke on our student government.

The election is supposed to take place Jan. 26 and 27, but seeing as that is just a weekend away, we would not be surprised to witness another egg in the face.

While the Daily Cal wags its finger at the petition organizers, we would like to welcome all freshman admits to the glorious state of petty Berkeley politics.

For more information on the hearing, the Cal Patriot blog had a good post on the issue at hand.

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Judicial Council Allows Recall to Move Forward [Daily Cal]
Define “Specific” [Cal Patriot blog]
“NO” on the Recall [Daily Cal]
Earlier: ASUC Judicial Council Gives Lumps of Coal for the Holidays

3090995988_c02cc801eeWhile the rest of you were sleeping for 11 hours a day with visions of sugarplums dancing or something, and gaining the “Holiday 15″ with all that filler gift candy and food you just kept stuffing into your mouth to avoid talking to your relatives, the ASUC Judicial Council was busy deciding on recall procedures and the Daily Cal was busy reporting on it … and we were busy plotting our witty quips to use in writing about it. Bah humbug.

Although ASUC was toying with the idea of online voting to reduce the costs of its January recall election of John Moghtader, the Judicial Council decided to deliver a little lump of coal, issuing a ruling on Christmas Eve mandating that the election must follow the same procedures as regular elections. Looks like the ASUC’s gonna have to shell out the usual $48,000 for this election. Economic crisis anyone?

But alas, there might be a little gift from Santa after all. The Alameda County District Attorney announced that there will be no charges filed against those involved in the infamous Nov. 13 Eshleman Hall scuffle. We’d say that’s a better gift than that scented candle you probably got from your mom.

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No Charges to Be Filed Following Fight in Eshleman [Daily Cal]