The Northerner

Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

Kevin Schultz and Brook Clifford

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






In light of his recent two-vote loss in the 2014 SGA Presidential Election, current SGA Vice President David Trump has confirmed that a grievance has been filed against current president-elect John Jose, petitioning the election results.

Trump said the grievance was filed due to the possible breaking of campaign procedures by Jose and Hahnel in their recent election campaign.

However, Jose said he had not yet received any official paperwork or been contacted by the judicial council regarding this matter.

“I understand the reasons why David and his camp might file something like this because of how close the election was, but I am extremely confident that we won fair and square,” said Jose in a message to The Northerner.

Current SGA President Erik Pederson also confirmed that a grievance was filed, but said that he does not know specific details.

“A grievance is a formal complaint that a candidate can submit to the judicial council in the dean of student’s office, signifying that one or more campaign violation could have occurred,” Pederson said.

The policies surrounding SGA grievances have also recently been changed, according to Pederson.

“This year we changed the rules,” Pederson said. “So, if a grievance is severe enough they [the candidate the grievance was filed against] lose a percentage of the votes.”

Grievances have been filed in the past, one being filed against Pederson himself in his last elections.

“One was filed against me in the past,” he said. “It’s not typically released why.”

However, with the recent changes in policies, Pederson believes this grievance could make a huge difference.

“In a two vote election, that can definitely swing the results,” Pederson said.

Both Jose and Trump asked to delay further comments until the matter has progressed.

Check back to The Northerner.com for continued coverage of this and other SGA election-related updates.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    News

    Study Abroad fair gives students chance to travel the world

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    Arts & Life

    WATCH: Explore NKU’s Unique Learning Spaces

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    Arts & Life

    Can you believe? ‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown coming to NKU

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    News

    Board of Regents combat enrollment dip, form student success team

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    A&L Features

    50th anniversary film fest takes students back to 1968

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    News

    Health Innovation Center boasts modern classrooms

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    A&L Features

    Author’s journey explores spirit of mentorship

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    A&L Features

    “Erratics” art exhibit explores deconstructed boundaries

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    A&L Features

    Dungeons and Dragons finds a home at NKU

  • Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results

    Opinions

    COLUMN: I’ll never forget where I was on 9/11

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Grievance filed against president-elect could overturn election results