On Thursday night, the UNC Board of Elections disqualified Matthew McKnight from the student body president elections after hearing a third complaint filed by Harry Edwards.
McKnight had enough signatures to be on the ballot, but Elizabeth Adkins is now the only candidate with enough signatures. Maurice Grier and Travis Broadhurst have until Friday at 5 p.m. to get the rest of the required signatures. Sammie Espada dropped out of the race and endorsed Grier.
The board unanimously voted to award McKnight eight points on a falsification violation. He was previously awarded seven points, when he was found guilty of one falsification violation and three technology violations. He now has 15 points, and the threshold for disqualification is 10 points.
The third complaint, which the board heard Thursday, consisted of two charges of falsification and one of harmful and malicious behavior. McKnight was found guilty of the first charge of falsification, but not the other charges.
McKnight appealed a decision from last week, and Paul Kushner, chairperson of the Board of Elections, said McKnight can appeal Thursday’s decision as well.