BREAKING: Paperless Campaign to use less paper

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paperlessThis just in: Colin Drummond’s CC ’09 Campaign will use 10% fewer posters after promising a poster-less campaign.  This is coming after Mark Johnson, current CC ’09 Vice President, submitted a rules violation due to early publication of this website.  The Elections Board felt that the violation was “not malicious, intentional, or fundamentally unfair,” so they did not reduce web content.  They may however, in a second violation, reduce web content instead of a further reduction in the 0 posters distributed by Drummond’s party.  Bwog fancies the ideas of negative posters.  Email is after the jump



On March 24, 2008 at 7:58:21 pm, Mark Johnson of the Fusion Party submitted a Rules Violation against the LE:MON party in regards to the discovery of the LE:MON campaign website [] on the Internet on March 24. In his form, he takes issue with the action as it relates to the following rules:

1.    Section IV, Article B, which states that permitted published web content includes website.

2.    Section IV, Article E, which states that the official start of campaigning date and time is 9:00am on Tuesday, March 25.

3.    Mr. Johnson argues that the website is a campaign material, as it “includes statements urging students to vote for them in the upcoming election” and also cites the corresponding Bwog post from March 24.

After considering both Mr. Johnson’s Rules Violation Form and LE:MON’s rebuttal, the Elections Board has ruled in the following:

1.    Even though the site may have been incomplete on March 24, it still had information that promoted the LE:MON party and its candidates on public display via the internet. As such, the Elections Board considers to be a campaign material.

2.    Because this campaign material was on the Internet and available to the public before 9:00am on Tuesday, March 25, the Elections Board rules this action to be a violation of Section IV, Article E.

As such, the Elections Board assigns a first violation to the LE:MON party as defined in Section XI, Article G. The corresponding penalty to a first violation is a 10% reduction in posters.

However, the Elections Board would like to note that the LE:MON party has publicly stated that they will not use posters, nor have they submitted posters for approval. Because a second violation results only in a further poster reduction (as defined by Section XI, Article G), a further rules violation may be met with an alternative penalty or can be deemed malicious, intentional, or fundamentally unfair (as outlined in Section XI, Article G).

If the LE:MON party wishes to appeal this ruling, please e-mail Michelle Diamond at [email protected] and e-mail the Elections Board at [email protected].


The Elections Board

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  1. first  

    None of the links on their website lead anywhere. A web content reduction would mean removal of the only webPAGE they have up.

  2. nsm  

    I think it would make more sense just to get rid of these pathetic little rules.

    Does anyone actually care that the "LE:MON" party had a website up before 9am on Tuesday?

    And does anyone actually care whether a party puts up 0, 900, 1000 or even 2000 posters?

    OK, so theoretically a party might put up ONE MILLION posters, but I have a feeling that might work against them, just as I got fucking fed up with all of Mitt Romney's ads back in Dec/Jan.

    I think the Elections Board is just wasting their time with all of this petty nit-picking.

  3. backfire  

    So, looks like this complaint backfired, and all it has done is give more attention to the insurgent party.

  4. wow  

    the guy who submitted that rules violation must really be a dick, or, in other words, a johnson

  5. Colin  

    I got my own tag!

  6. Peter Arnett  

    Sending an e-mail to Michelle Diamond asking for an appeal over something web-related is like asking Stalin for forgiveness.

  7. anti-rjt  

    This is a video commercial for Rob Trump's life:

  8. wtf  

    can someone take that post away? it's really distasteful. Unless bwog likes links to porn.

  9. ...  

    i think michelle diamond should ban them from the "columbia server."

  10. ...  

    i think michelle diamond should be banned from the "columbia server."

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