Election result for Senate seat unchanged after recount
A vote recount Monday for one of two undergraduate School of Business Senate seats revealed a slightly different result than the original tally, but it did not change the winner.
Derek Platt, who ran on the Coalition for Reform slate and placed two votes behind second-place finisher Alexander Popowich of the Students First team, called for the recount. It did not work out in his favor, however; a second look at the ballots revealed he was actually four votes behind Popowich.
Popowich will join Kirk Haldeman, a Coalition for Reform candidate who came in first place in the race, to represent the business school on next year’s Senate.
“Anyone who lost by two votes where more than 100 were cast would want a recount,” said junior Ben Traverse, the slate’s presidential candidate.
Traverse said an inaccuracy in the original tally shows that a mistake had been made, and if “it had gone two votes in the other direction then we would have had a tie.”
“Every vote counts,” he said.