Hey, we don’t have the official email from Diana yet, but the election results are trickling in.

First off – Neda Eid has been elected as Justice to the Union Judiciary. So has Judah A. Marans, Matthew Kriegman, and Justin Pierre-Louis

Asa Bhuiyan and Rami R. Abdelghafar are the new Senators at Large, Nipun Marwaha and Mark A. Zager are the new Senators for 2012. Michael J. Weil has been elected to Senator for 2010.

Jenna Rubin and Jourdan Cohen are battling it out to be the 2nd Senator for Class of 2011. That other guy won the 1st spot. I forgot his name. Can you remind me? Michael Newborn won the Senatorship (of 2011) in the first round.


Senator at Large:
Votes: 402
Rank Candidate Votes %
1 Rami Abdelghafar 177 44.03
2 Asa Bhuiyan 147 36.56
3 Abstain 59 14.67
4 Andrea Fineman 4 1.25
5 Jason Gray 2 0.62
5 Rafi Kaufman 2 0.62
5 Andrew Brooks (2) 0.62
8 Lev Hirschhorn 1 0.31
8 Jasmine Gothelf 1 0.31
8 Michael Weil 1 0.31
8 Barack Obama (1) 0.31
8 Kim Jong-Il (1) 0.31
8 Toby Kuperwaser 1 0.31
8 Kamila muhamed 1 0.31
8 Kaamila Mohammed 1 0.31
8 JV Souffrant 1 0.31
8 Ronnie Dorfzaun 1 0.31
8 Jourdan Cohen 1 0.31
8 Pigasus (1) 0.31
8 Melanie Jolson 1 0.31
8 Neda Eid 1 0.31
8 Alex Trott 1 0.31
8 Jenna Rubin 1 0.31
8 Kaamila Mohammad 1 0.31
8 Kaamila Mohamed 1 0.31

Congrats Rami and Asa! You guys will not have a final round.

UJ
votes 963
1 Justin Pierre-Louis 239 23.77
2 Matthew Kriegsman 228 23.67
3 Judah Marans 219 22,74
4 Neda Eid 138 14.33
5 Leeyat Slyper 64 6.64
6 Felege-Selam Yirga 15 1.55
6 ABSTAIN 15 1.55
8 Henry Schleifer (5) 1.10
9 Louis Brandeis (3) 0.66
10 Bojan Rajkovic 2 0.44
10 Alex Trott 2 0.44
10 Tamar Ariel 2 0.44
10 Jenna Rubin 2 0.44
10 Edward Tanenbaum 2 0.44
15 Jules Levenson 1 0.22
15 Michael Weil 1 0.22
15 Alissa Silverstein 1 0.22
15 Daniel Shimansky 1 0.22
15 Shirel Guez 1 0.22
15 Barack Obama (1) 0.22
15 Jesus Christ (1) 0.22
15 Mr. T (1) 0.22
15 Chris Lau 1 0.22
15 Danielle Shmuely 1 0.22
15 ANdrew Brooks (1) 0.22
15 Walid 1 0.22
15 Jeffery Lebowski 1 0.22
15 Hannah Kirsch 1 0.22
15 Can i vote for Neda Eid again? if so this vote is for her (1) 0.22
15 I refuse to check a box for another white jew male (1) 0.22
15 These voting restrictions are absurd (1) 0.22
15 Alex Marder (1) 0.22
15 Alfred Ryan Schwab (1) 0.22
15 Kaamila Mohamed 1 0.22
15 The voting system is stupid because it wont let me abstain only once (1) 0.22
15 David Silver 1 0.22
15 Evan Glickman 1 0.22
15 Michael Newborn 1 0.22
15 Carl marx (1) 0.22
15 Groucho marx (1) 0.22
15 Ms. Ree Marx (1) 0.22
15 John Marshall (1) 0.22
15 Jacob Lawrence Crosby 1 0.22
15 John Paul Stevens (1) 0.22
15 John Roberts (1) 0.22
15 Kenny Altidor 1 0.22
15 Henry schliefer (1) 0.22
15 Bret “The Jet” Matthew 1 0.22
15 Pigasus (1) 0.22
15 Leah Robsman 1 0.22
15 Jacob Chatinover 1 0.22
15 Sara enan 1 0.22
15 John Domanick 1 0.22
15 Michael Goldman (1) 0.22
15 Melanie Jolson 1 0.22
15 Eli Tarlow 1 0.22
15 Jordan Kert 1 0.22
15 Bret Matthew 1 0.22
15 Jason Gray 1 0.22
15 Leigh Nusbaum 1 0.22
Congrats Justin, Judah , Matt and Neda.
Since you all will win, and the results won’t change, we will not have a final round. It doesn’t really make sense to.

Class of 2010
Votes 127
Rank Candidate Votes %
1 Michael Weil 72 69.23
2 ABSTAIN 26 25.00
3 Jason Gray 3 2.88
3 Ryan Martin 3 2.88
5 Tamar Ariel 2 1.92
6 Zachary Aronow 1 0.96
6 Ariel Marks 1 0.96
6 Miranda Neubauer 1 0.96
6 Pigasus (1) 0.96

Class of 2011
Votes 273
Rank Candidate Votes %
1 Michael Newborn 145 53.11
2 Jenna Rubin 44 16.11
3 ABSTAIN 38 13.91
4 Jourdan Cohen 31 11.35
5 Philip Lu 6 2.47
6 Philips Loh 2 0.82
6 Melanie Jolson 2 0.82
8 Noam Shouster 1 0.41
8 Neda Eid 1 0.41

Jenna and Jourdan will have a final round, polls opening at midnight tonight for the final seat for class of 2011.
Mike, you got a mandate so you are all set.

Class of 2012
Rank Candidate Votes %
1 Nipun Marwaha 59 52.68
2 Mark Zager 38 33.93
3 ABSTAIN 30 26.79
4 Caroline Ahn 1 0.89
4 Protest Vote (1) 0.89

congrats nipun and mark

11 comments on “Preliminary Elections Results”

  1. Justin Says:

    Michael Newborn is the 2011 senator that won with mandate.

  2. Carrie Says:

    Nipun Marwaha and Mark A. Zager are the new Senators for 2012, not 2011.

    Thanks for getting this up, though.

  3. Sahar Says:

    Sorry, this was a rush job.

  4. Adam Hughes Says:

    Leeyat Slyper should be the fifth Justice. She had more votes than any other candidate, and she beat abstain.

  5. Carrie Says:

    Wait, I thought there were only 4 justices picked and then elections for Chief Justice.

    I’m new, so please clarify.

  6. Justin Says:

    no, Carrie, usually five justices win and then the justices choose a chief justice amongst themselves. there were three candidates on the ballot and one successful write-in meaning there is one vacancy that will be filled next fall.

  7. Gideon Says:

    Why was there only one successful write-in and not two (Neda and Leeyat)?

  8. Rachel Sier Says:

    Because each person needs to win 10% of the vote. Leeyat only got 6.64%.

  9. Alan Royals Says:

    What an embarrassing release of the vote tallies- they included votes that by the rules are to be null and void since they aren’t for candidates. Anyway, the 10% claim is unclear. Lovers of democracy would probably want it to mean 10% of all the people who voted, but the elections rules use 2 different phrases about counting votes.

    “if any one candidate gets a simple majority of all ballots, including abstentions, that candidate will be granted a mandate, and there will not be a final round.” here, one “ballot” clearly means the choices of one voter, not one of five choices by that voter.

    “To be added to the final round ballot a write in requires at least 10% of the total number of votes cast in the primary round for that race, excluding abstentions…” here they use “votes cast”… the choice to use different wording pushes me towards the rather unworkable (in multi-seat races) interpretation of 10% of each choice of each voter.

    Anyone remember how it was counted in the Senator at Large race last year?

  10. Adam Hughes Says:

    All races last year were counted by 10% of the total voters, not votes, including the Senator-at-Large. I think the disparity is yet another thing for the Constitutional review to take a look at next year.

  11. Publius Says:

    The key in this case is the wording of the rule. It clearly uses the term “votes cast” so if a write-in got less than 10% of the votes cast it would not be enough to make the final ballot. The two different phrases are used because one talks about a single seat election where you can only vote for one candidate. In that, the number of votes should equal the number of ballots. Votes are used in a multi-seat election because the number of votes won’t equal the total number of ballots, and people often vote for less than the number permitted.

    Since the election rules are law of the land in this case, it appears that one UJ seat will remain vacant till fall elections.