Monday, February 05, 2007

Election complaint filed, ticket found not guilty

Allegations of improper student government election procedures at USC. SigEp is in the middle of it all. Ultimately they were found not guilty of the accusation.
The Avila/Brown ticket complained the candidates had begun campaigning prematurely. The allegation was based on written minutes of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, which decided to endorse the Chaudry/Slavkin campaign during its Monday chapter meeting.

"I think the important thing here is to realize we felt there was an ethical violation which needed to be addressed," Avila said.

After the decision to endorse the campaign, SigEp accordingly sent out an e-mail to the house's listserv - a registered student organization e-mail list - which violates the Election Code.

Chaudry and Slavkin retorted that SigEp's listserv was not defined by the code as an official University Listserv.

Chaudry and Slavkin also denied any affiliation with the premature endorsement.

The Elections Commission unanimously agreed Chaudry and Slavkin were not guilty of soliciting endorsement.

Additionally, they were found not guilty of having an official or unofficial volunteer in the SigEp house.
I wonder if Scott McClellen got his start like this?

Election complaint filed, ticket found not guilty - News

Plus: More than you want to know about USG elections at USC.