Elizabeth Adkins’ election to the student body presidency in 2017 has been labeled a “win” for Turning Point USA, a conservative activist organization.
In a press release sent to The Daily Tar Heel listing 54 political wins from college campuses across the country, TPUSA claimed to “have supported and financed” all of these students. This is in light of the upcoming student body president elections set to take place next week at UNC and more across the country in the spring semester.
Adkins has no relation to the local chapter or from the national TPUSA organization.
“I was not, and never have been, in conversations with the organization during my campaign and have not been in conversations during the administration,” she said.
Furthermore, the UNC chapter of TPUSA has no prior knowledge of this release by the national organization. Grayson Haff, the chapter president, did not know who Elizabeth Adkins was or what her policy platforms were.