Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Okay, I've finished reading the new decision. Here are the impacts:
1) The old decision is rendered invalid, and replaced by the default judgement in this decision. Therefore, all my bitching about the old decision no longer matters.
2) The judgement gives 18 censures to each Student Action executive candidate, 3 for each of the 6 violations Attorney General Nathan Royer brought up.
3) The Student Action candidates are disqualified, and a new election count has been ordered, to take into account the transferrable votes. If you voted for a Student Action candidate, your vote will be passed on to the next person on your list.
Unfortunately, the ballot tabulator I have doesn't allow dropping "winning" candidates (I don't think), so I don't know who will be the winner of the races. Writing my own is more of a pain than I'm willing to suffer right now, though I don't think it would be all that hard if you have the patience for it. Alternatively, if the tabulator program does have that feature (it's Tommaso Sciortino's, I think) and I just don't know how to use it, let me know.
Update: Jeremy Koo explains how to do this with the tabulator here. See here for the results.
I'll get into a critique of the decision itself later.
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