One little known fact about UF’s Student Government is that it is sanctioned as an arm of the state government – a reform championed by Bob Casey (R-Gainesville) as a way to allow procedures for reigning in an unpopular (and law-breaking) Student Body President, among other things.
That means all state laws applicable to state government apply to Student Government, whereever possible.
All laws, including the Voter’s Bill of Rights, which provides for privacy, a means for correcting mistakes on ballots, and a number of other things that are routinely discarded in SG. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I also heard Florida requires a paper trail on electronic voting – which if true could invalidate this month’s SG elections (both ballots) because it didn’t provide a means for conducting recounts.
For those challenging the validity of the election, I salute you. But don’t forget that you still have more than seven hours in which to wage an upset, if you still wish to see Lola Bovell elected Treasurer.