Krebs’s Camp to Surrender Posters
Written by Bwog Staff
Experience Columbia will experience a 10% decline in the number of available posters because of the now infamous letter of Adil Ahmed. The Elections Board ruled in their favor. Full letter after the jump.
The Official Bwog Poster Count:
Alidad Damooei: 1000
George Krebs: 900
On Thursday March 6, 2008 at 12:58:32 a rules violation was submitted by Alidad Damooei of “Connect Columbia” against Adil Ahmed of “Experience Columbia” for sending an email on March 5th, prior to the beginning of campaigning that allegedly violates campaign rules. Alidad cites from the 2008 Candidate Rules and Regulations Article IV, Section E, “The campaigning period will begin at 9:00am on March 25, 2008. No campaigning activities, as laid out in sections of Article III and IV, may take place prior to this date. Candidates or supporters may not advance their candidacy or the candidacy of any other candidate or party in the election prior to the start of the campaigning period.” Alidad additionally cites Article V, Section A, “All sections of Articles III and IV apply to emails that constitute campaign materials.” Alidad furthers notes Article IV, Section A that states, “Campaign materials are any physical or electronic materials that promote a candidate or party in association with an election. All sections of Article III apply to campaign materials.”
In regards to Alidad’s accusation of a violation on the part of Adil of Article V, Section A, where, the Elections Board has ruled the email sent by Adil does violate this regulation and constitutes a first violation as outlined in Article XI Section G.
In regards to Alidad’s accusation of a violation on the part of Adil of Article IV, Section E, the Elections Board has ruled the email sent by Adil does violate this regulation and constitutes a first violation as outlined in Article XI Section G.
Finding that the letter sent by Adil Ahmed as a member of “Experience Columbia” as cited in the rules violation by Alidad Damooei of “Connect Columbia” is indeed a violation of Article IV, Section E and Article V, Section A, the Columbia College Election Board therefore, in accordance with Article XI, Section G, assigns a first violation penalty to the “Experience Columbia” party. This will result in a 10% reduction of posters calculated from the original allotment the party is allowed. Calculated from the original allotment to an Executive Board Party according to Article VI, Section C being 1,000 posters, “Experience Columbia” will have to surrender 100 posters.
The Elections Board