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Friday December 3rd

Complaints filed against SBP candidates Elizabeth Adkins and Maurice Grier

<p>Student body president candidates Maurice Grier (left) and Elizabeth Adkins respond to questions asked by leaders of the Greek Organizations IFC, GAC, NPHC, and the PHC.</p>
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Student body president candidates Maurice Grier (left) and Elizabeth Adkins respond to questions asked by leaders of the Greek Organizations IFC, GAC, NPHC, and the PHC.

Two complaints were filed Sunday against the two remaining student body presidential candidates, Elizabeth Adkins and Maurice Grier. 

Complaint against Adkins

Ian Muriuki, a junior, has filed a complaint against student body president candidate Elizabeth Adkins. 

The complaint includes one count of financial problems, four false start violations, six technology violations and one location violation. 

The complaint said Adkins spent more than the maximum budget of $150, estimating the cost of her campaign to be around $200. 

The complaint also said two false start charges relate to the injunction placed on the election by the UNC Student Supreme Court, which are accompanied by two technology violations. 

The third false start charge involves Adkins campaigning as a student body presidential candidate during the signature-collection period, the complaint said. This charge is accompanied by a technology violation.

The fourth false start charge is because Adkins' supporters publicly campaigned before the official campaign period began, the complaint said. 

The other three technology violations are because of missing sponsorship messages. The location violation alleges Adkins used Carroll Hall for campaign meetings. 

Muriuki said in an email he is not affiliated with any student body president campaign. 

Complaint against Grier

Will Hopping, a sophomore, filed the complaint against Grier. The complaint includes twelve technology violations, five false start violations, one location violation and one falsification violation. 

Eleven technology violations relate to Grier's campaign materials lacking a clear sponsorship message. The other technology violation is because Grier publicly campaigned online before he was a certified candidate.

Four false start violations relate to Grier publicly campaigning at events, including speaking before chapter meetings and in classes. 

The location violation also relates to Grier campaigning before a class. 

Another false start violation and the falsification violation relate to comments Grier made in an article published by the Daily Tar Heel.   

Hopping said in an email he is not and has never been involved in a student body president campaign. 

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