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.