Grievances be flyin’.
In addition to the grievance from Sen. Ian Fielding that Rockne mentioned below, there have been five grievances filed by the Students United (purple shirts) campaign thus far: four against Ben and Katie (red shirts) and one against Curtis Haley and Nick Warren.
The one against Curtis and Nick is for their name — Students Untied — for its closeness to the name Students United. The Students United campaign claim the similarity in name was intentional, given that Haley and Warren filed for election 13 days after Sinjin Carey and Kaitlyn Lange.
Then, there are four against Ben and Katie:
- One for launching their website before the first day of spring term;
- one for announcing their candidacy at an Alpha Phi Omega meeting on February 24, 2011, as well as soliciting on a listserv;
- one for stuffing fliers inside copies of the Monday, March 28 issue of the Oregon Daily Emerald;
- and one buying uostudentsunited.com prior to the election and redirecting the traffic to votebenandkatie.com.
That last one is actually kind of hilarious. But I digress.
From what I understand, there has been limited contact between Elections Coordinator Will Price and the Students United campaign. I will post up the text of the grievances as an update to this post later today.