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Ford/Jordan Facing Elections Code Violation For Early Campaigning

Terry Ford and Katie Jordan’s campaign for UPUA President and Vice President is facing one elections code violation for level 4 early campaigning per the Elections Commission. This is the first charge filed against the campaign so far.

If Ford/Jordan plead guilty, or plead not guilty and lose their appeal, their spending total will decrease by 4 percent. The campaign has until Friday at 3 p.m. to enter their plea of either guilty or not guilty.

The Commission also said that so far in the election, six violations have been filed against each ticket, with the Divy Agnihotri and Megan Fleming ticket charged with five of those violations and the Ford/Jordan ticket charged with just this one. Agnihotri and Fleming pled not guilty to all five of their charges, two of which were level five early campaigning, and will have a hearing tomorrow.

Campaigns are not charged with every violation that is reported to the Elections Commission. According to Elections Publicity Commissioner Jesse Webber, violations are dismissed for a number of reasons that render them frivolous, including speculation, hearsay, or if the filed violation is outside the scope of the election code’s jurisdiction (i.e. there is nothing in the code to deal with what was filed against a ticket).

Both tickets are debating this evening at 7 p.m. in 302 HUB in the first of two executive ticket debates. Stay tuned for a recap and, as always, you can read our disclaimer regarding Onward State’s coverage of the 2016 UPUA Elections here.

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.

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