McKnight said he was disappointed with the decision and will talk to his team to determine what he will do next.
“The Supreme Court seems very interested in giving what they would call wide latitude to the Board of Elections,” McKnight said. “However, I think given the turbulent past of the Board of Elections giving them such latitude in a time in which their commitment to the Student Code is questionable is not necessarily the wisest of decisions.”
The complaint against Adkins, filed by junior Ian Muriuki, cites one count of finance problems, four false start violations, six technology violations and one location violation. Sophomore Will Hopping filed a complaint against Grier citing 12 technology violations, five false start violations, one location violation and one falsification violation.
McKnight’s first appeal dealt with the BOE giving him four points for falsification in the Edwards v. McKnight I complaint. The second appeal was for the BOE decision to give McKnight another eight points for falsification in the Edwards v. McKnight III hearing.
Before Sunday’s decision denying the second appeal, McKnight said he believed the proceedings against him by the BOE did not comply with the Student Code and that he was unjustly disqualified.
The Supreme Court’s decisions to deny McKnight’s appeal said the BOE has a wide range of authority to determine punishments and points.
Currently, Grier and Adkins are the only two candidates on the ballot for student body president.