On-line voting snafu at U Minnesota

April 27, 2007

Election woes drag on
The All Campus Elections Commission deemed last week’s election legitimate; candidates say otherwise.

By Justin Horwath, Karlee Weinmann

The All Campus Elections Commission took a step out of the murky Minnesota Student Association election with a determination that last week’s results were valid.

Officials recounted the votes Wednesday and determined that a completely new election isn’t necessary.

Still, defeated candidates question a process that drew both criticism and concern on behalf of voters and candidates alike.

On Monday, ACEC adviser Ed Kim received a request for a recount from Spanish and linguistics junior Nathan Olson, the runner-up presidential candidate who lost by 123 votes.

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