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Appeals denied

Supreme Court decision on James Allen’s appeal

The Supreme Court of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona has affirmed the decision by ASUA Elections Commissioner Michael Colletti to proceed with a special election to settle the student government’s disputed presidential race.

The court denied appeals by both presidential candidates after hearings on Thursday night. James Allen had appealed to have his disqualification rescinded, which would have made him the winner of the general election held a month ago. Hernandez appealed first to ask the court to declare him the winner and avoid a special election and second to bar Allen from competing in the special election.

In previous statements to the Daily Wildcat, Colletti has said a special election would take a few weeks to complete, meaning it would end around the last week of April should regular election timeline procedure be observed.

The special election is considered a clean slate where anyone is now eligible to seek the office of president. Neither Allen nor Hernandez are barred from running again, nor will they face any sanctions for their violations committed in the general election.

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