SGA released the following memo to KnightNews.com regarding SGA Sen. William Lusk’s alleged bribery attempt:
To: Shane Juntunen, SGA Elections Commission Advisor
CC: Brian Peterson, Student Body President
Andrick Lewis, Student Body Vice President
Michael McGriskin, Chief Justice
Christa Coffey, Senate Advisor
Andrew Proia, Attorney General
From: Marlee Popluder, Supervisor of Elections
Re: Violation Hearing
The Election Commission met September 30, 2009 at 5:15pm in 224, to discuss possible violations with the 2009 Senate Elections against William Lusk.
The Election Commission voted in favor of a major violation with a 7-1 vote count for reasons of attempt to bribe and blatant disregard of elections statutes.
Chapter 600 Definitions
D. Bribe- A prize, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to influence the action of another to vote for a particular candidate/ticket. Any campaign material approved by the Election Commission and distributed during the election period shall not constitute a bribe or bribery.
M. Major Violation – Any violation that affects the outcome of an election, repeated minor violations, or blatant disregard of election statutes.
Chapter 604 Election Procedures
604.1 Election Code of Ethics
F. No candidate/ ticket shall commit or attempt a bribe.
If you have any questions, please email the Election Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.