Student Congress’ final meeting of the academic year was burdened with the task of external appointments.
All were approved — except one.
Without debate, the body denied former Student Congress speaker and student body treasurer Dakota Williams the appointment for Board of Elections chairman in a vote that was not immediately upsetting, he said.
“The nice thing about not being (Board of Elections chairman) is that there is no moral obligation keeping me from suing anyone I want,” he said.
The Student Code requires a two-thirds vote to approve any Board of Elections chairman appointee who has not served at least one year on the board. The 14-13 vote did not meet that requirement.
Andrew Phillips, chairman of the board for the past year, also did not serve on the board prior to being appointed.
Williams said he believed the votes had been decided before he arrived to the meeting.
“It was pretty apparent that everyone had made up their minds before anyone said anything,” Williams said.
Williams said the lack of debate was convenient for members who were already biased.