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By SARAH LEWIS, Editor-in-Chief

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(Courtesy: UMD.UMICH.EDU)

ELIZABETH BASTIAN, Managing Editor

One Michigan Coalition (OMC) is planning to file a complaint with the new Student Judiciary against the opposing party, Student Voice United (SVU). The Student Judiciary, approved at the beginning of the semester, is in charge of all student disputes.

When the list of candidates running for the upcoming Student Government election was released earlier this month, the two candidates running for President and Vice President under SVU were also running as senators for OMC.

“They originally submitted their intent to run under OMC, and a least a week after that, they changed parties,” Student Government President Dennis Lienhardt said.

According to Chandar Balakumar who is running for president under SVU, the ballot states that everyone in his party is running solely with SVU. “That must have been a typo,” Balakumar stated.

“OMC is planning to file a complaint against SVU on the basis that they knowingly submitted a false intent to run form. The Student Judiciary will then decide if it requires a hearing that could possibly nullify chances of winning,” Lienhardt continued.

While SVU says the previous listing of candidates and parties was released with incorrect information, OMC disagrees.

“It’s a question of integrity,” Shane Henson, member of OMC began. “For months they told people they were committed to OMC and the party and the vision for making the school a better place, but all the while they were planning on running against OMC. If the members of SVU cannot be trusted to act honestly and faithfully with their opponents, how can we trust them to act honestly and faithfully with the student body?”

“I’m trying to run a clean campaign and think positive,” Balakumar said.

Student Government elections begin March 27 and end March 29.

For more information visit http://www.umd.umich.edu/elections.

10 COMMENTS

  1. This story is just plain laughable HAHAHA. My trying to dishevel SVC, OMC makes it’s own party sound like a despirate laughing stock, resorting to plain attacks on the rival party for votes. The SVC president doesn’t even care about these unwarrented accusations, prefering to view OMC as mere ants. Even I am surpised that OMC is running this disgusting campaign. OMC trying to brainwash the public yet again. Come on OMC, use some facts and proof for once and give the public PROOF of what you’re accusing. If they really did do something against the rules then they’ll be disqualified regardless of votes. So the only motivation for these attacks is despiration LOL. You say that it’s because the student body needs to know this information but you offer NO PROOF, just your word against theirs. OMC makes me sick. Their dirty campaigning is worse than their work ethic.

  2. This story is just plain laughable HAHAHA. My trying to dishevel SVC, OMC makes it’s own party sound like a despirate laughing stock, resorting to plain attacks on the rival party for votes. The SVC president doesn’t even care about these unwarrented accusations, prefering to view OMC as mere ants. Even I am surpised that OMC is running this disgusting campaign. OMC trying to brainwash the public yet again. Come on OMC, use some facts and proof for once and give the public PROOF of what you’re accusing. If they really did do something against the rules then they’ll be disqualified regardless of votes. So the only motivation for these attacks is despiration LOL. You say that it’s because the student body needs to know this information but you offer NO PROOF, just your word against theirs. OMC makes me sick. Their dirty campaigning is worse than their work ethic.

  3. This story is just plain laughable HAHAHA. My trying to dishevel SVC, OMC makes it’s own party sound like a despirate laughing stock, resorting to plain attacks on the rival party for votes. The SVC president doesn’t even care about these unwarrented accusations, prefering to view OMC as mere ants. Even I am surpised that OMC is running this disgusting campaign. OMC trying to brainwash the public yet again. Come on OMC, use some facts and proof for once and give the public PROOF of what you’re accusing. If they really did do something against the rules then they’ll be disqualified regardless of votes. So the only motivation for these attacks is despiration LOL. You say that it’s because the student body needs to know this information but you offer NO PROOF, just your word against theirs. OMC makes me sick. Their dirty campaigning is worse than their work ethic.

  4. This story is just plain laughable HAHAHA. My trying to dishevel SVC, OMC makes it’s own party sound like a despirate laughing stock, resorting to plain attacks on the rival party for votes. The SVC president doesn’t even care about these unwarrented accusations, prefering to view OMC as mere ants. Even I am surpised that OMC is running this disgusting campaign. OMC trying to brainwash the public yet again. Come on OMC, use some facts and proof for once and give the public PROOF of what you’re accusing. If they really did do something against the rules then they’ll be disqualified regardless of votes. So the only motivation for these attacks is despiration LOL. You say that it’s because the student body needs to know this information but you offer NO PROOF, just your word against theirs. OMC makes me sick. Their dirty campaigning is worse than their work ethic. 1

  5. Anthony Michael Wagner, the advocate of dirty campaigning shown through his repeated facebook attacks on SVU, is now crying that others are out their to attack his party now. HAHAHAHA the irony

  6. I like how One Michigan Coalition, instead of providing a meaningful counterargument or some actual proof of their claims, chooses instead to put out accustation after accusation. Truly disgusting.

  7. It is embarrassing that OMC is filing a complaint. A true leader is ready for any obstacles that they encounter. Instead of filing a complaint, OMC should take this as a challenge. Do we really want people for student government to file complaints every time something unexpected arises? If you do, I encourage you to vote for OMC.

  8. What I find disturbing is the childishness that both parties seem comfortable engaging in. While obviously there will be disagreements, both between individuals and between groups, everyone is a member of the same community. We owe it to ourselves to demonstrate a degree of respect for those we disagree with. As Shane Henson remarks, above, “It’s a question of integrity.” Although I am in no way affiliated with either party nor with Student Government, what I can tell you is this: these types of shenanigans, while perhaps they make for great “drama” and fuel the chatterboxing around the UC, they reflect very poorly on a student body that strives for inclusiveness and community development. I would be a lot more impressed with a campus political party that understood the value of building bridges, and not burning them.

    Signed,
    Zach Tasky

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