Elections Board Clears Roth, Sends Hunter to Office of Student Conduct


Mike Finnegan

The Elections Board released its third violations report for the SGA campaign cycle, this time ruling that current SGA president and presidential candidate Lillian Roth is not in violation of a rule that prevents candidates from seeking the support of influential businessmen and businesswoman, public officials and political parties. 

The questioning originally came against Roth after a high school senior and potential new member for Chi Omega, Roth’s sorority, publicly supported Roth in a Facebook post.

In the second half of the violations report, the Elections Board stated its decision to send the report on SGA presidential candidate Jared Hunter’s alleged plagiarism in a campaign video to the Office of Student Conduct. Hunter’s video drew criticism after students posted Hunter’s campaign video in a side-by-side comparison with an advertisement by Cintas, showing large similarities between Hunter’s ad and Cintas’s. 

The Elections Board went on to state that it would decide the sanctions placed on Hunter’s campaign if the Office of Student Conduct finds him in violation. 

Hunter’s campaign is currently suspended until March 6.