ASUC Elections Council certifies official election results for 2019-20 academic year

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The ASUC Elections Council held its final meeting of the academic year virtually on Friday to approve election results for the 2019-20 academic year.

The council approved Amma Sarkodee-Adoo as president, Andy Theocharous as executive vice president, Varsha Sarveshwar as external affairs vice president and Aastha Jha as academic affairs vice president. It also approved the appointment of all 20 of the elected ASUC Senate candidates.

The appointment of Nava Bearson as student advocate and the three referendums on the ballot were certified at an earlier meeting.

CalSERVE member Nathan Mizell joined a call to ask the Elections Council to delay the certification. He alleged that he had evidence that Student Action tampered with the election results with the party’s email spamming and asked for a case to be brought before the Judicial Council.

“I don’t want anyone to say that I wasn’t clear about what I think should happen with the Judicial Council,” Mizell said.

According to Elections Prosecutor Kyle Ashworth, he did not bring a case before the Judicial Council because he considered it to be “double jeopardy.”

Chief Legal Officer Claire Goudy agreed with Ashworth’s decision. She added that Mizell would have a chance to have input on a potential bylaw amendment during public comment at the Election Council’s yearly review in the fall.

“I think that from what I have seen, it is a continuation of a case that is already closed,” Goudy said. “Our priority in every elections cycle is consistency and maintaining the integrity of the elections, and I feel confident that we have done so, despite the challenges that we’ve had with people leaving office.”

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