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The Yaman and Whitney Campaign originally received a suspension for three consecutive days for campaigning before the sanctioned period. Now the campaign is disqualified after an agent of the campaign misrepresented herself.
UPDATE: At 9:30 PM on Monday the Judicial Court held a hearing to consider whether or not to uphold the Election Supervisory Board's decision on disqualifying the Yaman Desai and Whitney Langston campaign. At 10:40 PM, the campaign officially withdrew their appeal and remain disqualified. 12:58 AM, 2/21/2012.
UPDATE: Yaman Desai and Whitney Langston have been disqualified from running for Student Government President and Vice-President due to one of their agents misrepresenting herself to a third party, according to the Election Supervisory Board. 6:04 PM, 2/20/2012.
The Yaman and Whitney campaign faces setbacks after the Election Supervisory Board ruled yesterday that the SG President and Vice-President candidates were found guilty of campaigning before the sanctioned period.
An official report states that upon weighing the evidence that they were provided with, the Board “believes that all necessary steps were not taken to ensure the limited knowledge of their campaigning efforts. As a result other competitors were disadvantaged on multiple documented occasions – the earliest of which being October 25th, 2011.”
The Board deemed the violation as a Class C punishment, which entails the levy of a 10 percent fine and a freeze on all campaign activities for three consecutive days.
However, around 2 p.m. today the Yaman and Whitney twitter account (@YamanandWhitney) posted, “As of 12:44pm, our campaign was granted a temporary injunction from the ESB moratorium by the SG Judicial Court.”
Yaman Desai and Whitney Langston are scheduled to appeal in front of the judicial court tonight around 9 p.m., a source from the ESB said. The candidates have issued no further comment on the issue.