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Student body president elections halted after Travis Broadhurst complaint

12:51 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the most recent version of Travis Broadhurst's complaint.

Student body president elections have been halted until further notice.

Travis Broadhurst has made a complaint against the UNC Board of Elections to the UNC Student Supreme Court. After hearing the complaint, the Student Supreme Court placed an injunction on the elections.

"The complaint is not directed at any campaign or candidate specifically," Broadhurst said. 

He said he wanted to make an effort to see the Student Code enforced the way it has been in past years. 

All other elections, including the referendum on the split between undergraduate student government and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, will still be on Thursday.

The Student Supreme Court has not come to a decision on Broadhurst's complaint yet.

“That interferes with a lot of the time that the board has marked open for hearings,” BOE Chairperson Paul Kushner said. 

Broadhurt's complaint requests that the Supreme Court nullify Elizabeth Adkins and Maurice Grier's electronic ballot petition signatures that were not Onyen-verified, meaning the signature did not have an Onyen and corresponding password. 

He requests the Supreme Court review all the signatures to determine if Grier and Adkins are certified candidates.

“Everything is up in the air again essentially,” Kushner said.

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