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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 7:09 a.m.

Joint Elections Committee holds second night of violation hearings

The Joint Elections Committee cleared executive vice presidential runoff candidate Logan Dobson of a dorm-storming violation at the second night of JEC violations hearings on last week’s Student Association elections Tuesday night.

Dobson, who is facing a runoff election with junior Rob Maxim for the executive vice presidency, was accused of campaigning in a residence hall, known as dorm-storming, without permission. During his hearing, Dobson maintained that he had been in Thurston to deliver a campaign poster to a friend, but was not soliciting votes from residents.

Dobson received one violation during the JEC’s first hearing last night. Maxim has received none. If a candidate accrues six violations, he or she is kicked off the ballot.

Former EVP candidate Josh Goldstein received a third penalty Tuesday night for leaving campaign t-shirts in a sorority house, which were considered “unsolicited” campaign material. Goldstein placed fourth in the EVP race and received two penalties Monday night.

The JEC will meet in a private executive session Wednesday night to determine probable cause for approximately 70 additional complaints that have been filed. More hearings are expected later in the week. Complaints are only heard at a hearing if the JEC decides there is probable cause.

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