Winter 2006 ASUCD Election


Senate Candidates

NameSlate1st Round Votes
Michael A. MolnarIgnite362
Marvin ZamoraLEAD333
Naomi AmahaLEAD293
Ravi DeepakLEAD279
Andrew BianchiLEAD263
Dwaimy Rosas-RomeroLEAD263
George AjlounyStudent Focus230
Jarvis 'MacGyver' BurstonLEAD203
Kevin 'K. Rob' RobertsStudent Focus177
Rawi 'Bigger' NanakulIndependent131
Joshua LenhofIgnite105
Alex VahdatIndependent86
Mo LiIndependent84
Jeremy RossIndependent60

Senate Turnout

Valid Votes2869
Abstained Votes0
Total Voters (Turnout)2869

The threshold for this Senate election was 411.

Slate Representation


Executive Tickets

NamesSlate1st Round Votes1st Round %
Darnell Holloway &
Genna Carnes
Chris Herold &
Parisa Manteghi
Student Focus95735

Executive Turnout

Total Valid Votes2738
Total Abstained Votes131
Total Voters (Turnout)2869

Ballot Measures

NamesYes VotesNo VotesAbstainsTotal Voters
Constitutional Amendment 91001


Given the first round votes, one might have expected an Independent gaining one seat and LEAD getting 3 instead of 4 seats. However, despite the fact that the Independent candidates had a similar vote total to the Ignite and Student Focus candidates, there were four Independents splitting that vote instead of 2 for Student Focus and 2 for Ignite. There was not a strong Independent candidate in this election either, so the Independent votes were fairly evenly split, causing all of the Independent candidates to start with low first round vote totals and being eliminated early. Perhaps more significant than all of that, when looking at the round by round results, we can also see that the Independent voting bloc is far less pronounced in this election compared with other elections. When an Independent candidate is eliminated we do not see their votes transfer to other Independent candidates in any greater percentage than they transfer to the non-Independent candidates. This prevented the strongest Independent candidate, Rawi Nanakul, from moving up during the election rounds. In fact, Rawi Nanakul gained only 31.4 votes after four eliminations (three Independents and one Ignite) and one election (Ignite).

I do not have any results information for this ballot measure, other than knowing it passed by a large margin.

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