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The election for president of UConn' Undergraduate Student Government was marked by a surprising amount of scandal and political intrigue. Shiv Gandhi bested Edward Courchaine by 340 votes. Then Courchaine filed a complaint accusing Gandhi of violating school election laws, reports The Daily Campus. Gandhi had made a speech at a campus fashion show, even though campaigning at events funded by the USG is prohibited. Gandhi shot back that he didn't know the show was a USG event because the USG's comptroller — who happens to be his opponent, Courchaine — "conveniently did not put it on the website." Courchaine laid on a few other allegations; he also accused a student government candidate aligned with Gandhi of calling out to passersby in the student union (another no-no). The USG's judiciary board voted to void the election and grant Courchaine the presidency. Then the USG at large voted to overturn that decision. And then the current president vetoed that measure, handing the seat again to Courchaine.
By Nick Keppler
March 26, 2013