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Chaney's counsels submitted a motion to the Student Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking for an extension of the deadline to file an appeal of the Board of Elections' call for a re-election.

According to the Student Code, an appeal must be filed within 72 hours of the Board of Elections' decision -- a deadline that expired at midnight Wednesday.

"We think that this could draw out longer than the re-election," Chaney said. "We're going to do this the fair way."

But the race and the viability of a re-election on Tuesday could further be affected by investigations currently being conducted by the Board of Elections about testimonies and evidence brought forth in a hearing last week.

"We are conducting an investigation in connection with the CAA hearing and evidence that was presented there," said Fred Hill, vice chairman of the Board of Elections.

Chaney was declared the winner of the race last Wednesday when invalid write-in votes were eliminated from vote totals, giving him the majority.

But the board held a hearing last Thursday when candidate Michael Songer and his campaign staff requested Chaney's disqualification from the race.

Chris Brook, Songer's representative, argued that Chaney's campaign libeled Songer and tainted the results of the race through a mass e-mail sent by UNC alumnus and former Carolina Fever President Davin McGinnis.

Songer's camp attempted to link McGinnis to Chaney's campaign with an e-mail allegedly sent by McGinnis to Carolina Fever Co-Chairman Eric Ellis, CAA President Tee Pruitt and Bryan Hart, who resigned as vice president of CAA to work on Chaney's campaign.

Although the Board of Elections found the e-mail to be falsified, board members called for a re-election, saying the mass e-mail could have skewed the election results -- possibly giving Chaney the five votes that brought him the majority.

But the Board of Elections could present findings this weekend stemming from investigations about some evidence and testimonies given in last week's hearing.

Hill could not comment on specifics, but Songer said questions were being asked by Board of Elections officials about the falsified e-mail.

He said, "I hope they keep investigating and get to the bottom of this ... so students can find out what happened."

The University Editor can be reached at udesk@unc.edu.

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