Candidates have been working to win voters back to their camps for the past two weeks with more talk of ticket distribution and the fate of Carolina Fever than of the scandals that have marred the race thus far.
Candidate Reid Chaney was named the winner of the Feb. 13 election after 27 write-in votes were declared invalid, giving him a five-vote majority. Chaney's opponent, Michael Songer, appealed his loss to the Board of Elections, saying that an e-mail message sent by Davin McGinnis, UNC alumnus and former Carolina Fever president, was libelous and possibly could have affected the five-vote margin.
The Board of Elections ruled that the e-mail likely was fabricated but mandated a re-election, which resulted in extra time for the two candidates to reorganize.
And although these scandals have resulted in heated debates and often nasty personal attacks, Songer and Chaney tried to take a relaxed and laid back approach on the final day before the vote.
Songer and his campaign volunteers spent their day in the Pit and then went door to door in residence halls in the evening.
Songer said he was trying to remain calm in the midst of the controversy and said he has tried to look beyond the scandals.
"I'm trying to focus on all of the issues we brought up in our campaign," Songer said. "I'm trying to stay away from all the negative stuff.
"We are gonna be in the Pit all day, just hanging out and playing music," Songer said.
He used video games and sports footage to attract the attention of passing students.