BREAKING NEWS: elections committee disqualifies blake frederick

This is a message received by the Radical Beer Tribune regarding the Presidential race.

This email is being sent to all official VFM media outlets, and the Ubyssey paper.

On Tuesday February 3 around midnight the Elections Committee was given a formal appeal supported by video evidence implicating Blake Frederick and two other candidates as exhibiting “slate” behaviour.

As per Section 9, Article 2(11) in the Code of Procedures, it states that:

“Candidates shall not run in slates, real or apparent, or share expenses for campaign materials, excluding minor supplies as defined in 10(e) of this article. A slate shall mean a group of candidates who run for elected office (including but not limited to Executive positions and positions in the Senate and on the Board of Governors) on a similar platform for mutual advantage.”

At the time when the Elections Committee received this allegation, we were already investigating and following up with concerns over false statements Blake provided the committee in regards to allegations towards another candidate.

Furthermore, this morning the Elections Committee received another allegation of slate behaviour.

Recognizing that he campaigned, postered and participated in classroom announcements together with a group of individuals who run a very similar platform, the Elections Committee has ruled that he ran the campaign as part of a slate.

Recalling that slates have been banned by the AMS of UBC due to the advantageous nature of running in a slate, the Elections Committee believes that he was provided an unfair advantage in the elections.

Recognizing that code stipulates “Candidates shall not run in slates, real or apparent..”

The Elections Committee has ruled that we must disqualify Blake Frederick from the Presidential race.  We cannot entertain the prospect of re-doing the Elections, as the rules were infringed upon only by one candidate, and thus requiring all candidates to re-run the race would be unfair.


10 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: elections committee disqualifies blake frederick”

  1. 1 Rory
    February 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Holy. Fuck.

  2. February 6, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    You can say that again, Rory.

  3. 3 Rory
    February 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Holy. Fuck!

  4. February 6, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Once more, with feeling!

  5. 5 scott
    February 7, 2009 at 2:01 am

    hmmm- if there is any alleged “slate-like” behavior, why was only blake disqualified, instead of the entire “slate”?

  6. 7 Ashley
    February 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I’m sitting at my parents’ on the couch with their laptop and I just read this and screamed “HOLY SHIT” and then my Mom scolded me for swearing.


  7. 8 Rory Green
    February 7, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    When my mom scolds me for swearing I kick her in the shins and call her a cuntard.

    Just kidding. Nanci Morrison is a saint.

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