The elections committee found presidential candidate David Ambrose and his running mate April Ragland guilty of allegedly campaigning before the official start of elections and assessed a fine of $75 Tuesday night.
The complaint gives evidence of e-mail correspondence between Ambrose and Tim Campbell, president of Students for Concealed Carry at CSU, in which Campbell promises Ambrose and Ragland an official endorsement.
The e-mail, sent March 2, explicitly requests Ambrose explain how he plans to address the issue of concealed carry on campus, a practice the CSU System Board of Governors banned last semester. The policy will officially go into effect on or before August 1.
Earlier that same night the duo was assessed a $25 fine for allegedly posting libelous comments about a competing campaign on their Facebook page and a $50 fine for allegedly violating residence hall guidelines regarding the distribution of platform handouts.
Another hearing, in which the committee will determine the â€œfair market valueâ€ sending the handbills to all dorm residents, will take place on Friday.
Ambrose and Ragland will have three business days to pay all fines, amounting to $150, assessed during Tuesdays meeting.
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