BREAKING: Chyna Brodie elected to second term as student government president

Undergraduate Senate reverses decision after CSI involvement, certifies the presidential race

BREAKING: Chyna Brodie elected to second term as student government president

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Student government President Chyna Brodie will serve for a second term after being reelected in the 2022 executive board elections. 

After originally decertifying the presidential race Wednesday, the Undergraduate Senate voted to certify the race on Saturday. 

Brodie, a junior in the School of Public Affairs, won with about 54 percent of the vote, around 1,300 students. Her opponent, sophomore Kyra Thordsen, received about 30 percent of the vote.

"I wish nothing but the best for Chyna’s term and hope she’s able to take advantage of this second chance to prioritize and serve the student body," Thordsen said in a statement to The Eagle. "I’m personally thrilled to continue my work with the SPA Undergraduate Council as we expand, improve curriculum, better resources, and plan fantastic events for our community. Thank you to everyone who voted, supported my campaign, and sent kind words my way — kindness is always the loudest voice."

Brodie did not respond for request for comment at the time of publication.

The Undergraduate Senate decertified the presidential election because of an ongoing investigation into the Brodie campaign. Brodie was allegedly campaigning inside of the Mary Graydon Center, according to reports filed by Elections Commission Evan Rein and Thordsen. Campaigning in MGC without permission from the University is against the SG election policy book 

The Center for Student Involvement told the undergraduate senate during a senate meeting on Saturday that they did not have the power to decertify the election results because of an ongoing investigation. Instead, it is up to the judicial board to decide if the elections policy book was violated.

An election can only be decertified if there is voter disenfranchisement or abject corruption, according to the SG bylaws. 

CSI did not respond to request for comment at the time of publication.

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