|Name||Slate||1st Round Votes|
|Peiyuan (Tony) Chen||BASED||179|
|Francisco Lopez Montano||Unite||159|
|Total Voters (Turnout)||2034|
The threshold for this Senate election was 274.
|Names||Yes Votes||No Votes||Abstains||Total Voters|
|ASUCD Constitutional Cleanup Amendment||1590||59||385||2034|
|ASUCD Elections Committee Amendment||1415||122||497||2034|
|ASUCD Student Advocate Amendment||1621||97||316||2034|
|Make External Affairs Vice President an elected position and change the Vice President to Internal Vice President||1182||281||571||2034|
The “ASUCD Constitutional Cleanup Amendment” removed the Countback election as the means for filling a Senate vacancy and gave it to the President upon approval of the Senate. There was no good reason for this change because the Countback Amendment already addressed the possibility of no eligible candidates wanting the position or the winner of the Countback election not meeting a vote threshold. The fallback was the President appointing someone upon approval of the Senate to fill the seat until the next Senate election. The current change lets the “Interim Senator” serve the remainder of the original term, even if there is an election before that date to get an actual elected Senator. Apparently no one in ASUCD at the time knew what “interim” means either.
Essentially the ASUCD Senate and President proposed taking the power to elect Senators away from student voters to give it entirely to themselves, bundled that proposal with other changes, and then gave it an Orwellian name that was guaranteed to pass.
Par for the course in ASUCD!