Katie Stember, a member of the Future of GPSF committee, talked about the results of the referendum.
“We got 65.97 percent of the vote and we needed 66.6 percent of the vote for it to pass,” Stember said.
“We shouldn’t have needed such a high threshold in the first place. Had we been able to bring the referendum before (Student Congress) and have anyone present our bill to Congress, the threshold potentially could have been lowered to a fairer threshold of 50 plus one percent.”
Stember also said the opposing campaign repeatedly violated election rules.
“Yes we’ve lost two elections, but they’ve both been unfair elections, because we have not had any say in how those elections go, and Student Congress unfortunately controls all of that,” Stember said. “There needs to be some accountability for our opposition who are just doing and saying whatever they want whenever they want.”
Dylan Russell, president of the GPSF, said GPSF did a good job of campaigning for the “Two for Two” referendum.
“We went from 50.2 percent of the vote to 65.97. We are only 35 percent of this school, but we were able to capture two-thirds of the vote,” Russell said.