Student gov election delayed to give lefty ticket a chance

Campus Reform Reporter

  • Two students campaigning for the top spots in their student government managed to force a second election after they lost the first when several discriminatory comments were found on their Twitter feeds.
  • The students, running for the University of Texas, Austin's student body president and vice president, had made several derogatory remarks directed at white students prior to the election.
  • An aggressively liberal student government ticket managed to force a second election despite losing with only 30 percent of the vote and being found guilty of making several discriminatory comments. 

    University of Texas, Austin student government candidates Guneez Ibrahim and Hannah McMorris, running for student body president and vice president respectively, were suspended from campaigning prior to the vote after the Student Government Supreme Court found the two in violation of a Class B violation. 

    “Honestly if you’re white and you’re not part of the select few that I like, don’t talk to me today."   

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    As evidence, several discriminatory posts against white students on campus were found the the two candidates’ Twitter feeds, in one instance liking a tweet that said they are “tired of straight white Zionist men in power.” 

    In another case, McMorris stated that “white women are truly the devil,” and later revealed that she “didn’t realized how scared [she] was of white males.” 

    “I really just um have no intention of playing nice with y’all white greeks [sic]. Y’all [sic] continue to get bolder and bolder,” she later stated in a Twitter rant, adding that she doesn’t “have patience for white Greek life or people who want to be silent about how oppressive the system is,” while declaring her school’s fight song to be rooted in “white supremacy.” 

    “I really just um have no intention of playing nice with y’all white greeks [sic]. Y’all [sic] continue to get bolder and bolder,” she later stated in a Twitter rant, adding that she doesn’t “have patience for white Greek life or people who want to be silent about how oppressive the system is,” while declaring her school’s fight song to be rooted in “white supremacy.” 

    “Honestly if you’re white and you’re not part of the select few that [sic] I like, don’t talk to me today,” she said in yet another tweet. 

    Additionally, Ibrahim also spearheaded an initiative and petition to suspend the Young Conservatives from campus after the group hosted an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale.” 

    The two lost the election with just 30 percent of the vote, while the winning ticket snagged 54 percent. 

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    However, after the election, the losing team argued that the tweets had been made prior to the campaign, and thus were not in violation of any rules, successfully forcing a second vote, which will occur Wednesday morning through Thursday night. 

    “I am very disturbed to find out that a Vice Presidential candidate for one of the Executive Alliances for Student Government at my school has supported such hateful anti-Semitic rhetoric,” Jonathan Dror, a former member of the school’s Student Government, wrote in a Facebook post.

    Campus Reform reached out to both Ibrahim and McMorris, but did not receive a response in time for publication. 

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