ASUC Sets Tentative Dates For Senator Recall Election

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The ASUC Senate unofficially set dates for the delayed recall election of Senator John Moghtader last night. It is set to be held on Feb. 23 and 24.

The senate unanimously agreed on the dates, but according to the body's constitution, there must be a week of public comment before the dates can be finalized.

Before it was voided by the Judicial Council due to mismanagement by the Elections Council, the election was set to be held earlier this week. However, a last-minute ruling gave the Elections Council four more weeks to prepare.

The ruling stated that there had been an inadequate amount of time to prepare and properly publicize a recall election.

The election comes after a petition to recall the senator, initiated by five Boalt Hall School of Law students, gathered more than the required 1,000 signatures.

Moghtader has drawn criticism from some students, who claim he was involved in a November altercation in Eshleman Hall.

However, Moghtader has maintained that he was not involved, and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office has announced that no charges will be filed in connection with the incident.

Two weeks ago, Moghtader filed a suit with the Judicial Council challenging the specificity of the petition to recall him.

The council ruled that the petition was clear enough to remain valid, and that the recall election could move forward.

Although a number of suits within the Judicial Council have challenged the legitimacy of the recall election, as of now the election will occur next month.


Rachel Gross

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