Student Government is infamous for its partisanship, with allegations of unprofessionalism made against one party and allegations of corruption directed at the other, but I never expected things to become as tense as they did over this Summer A term. Between the cancellation of the original Summer Replacements’ confirmations and the controversy surrounding the expulsion of the Minority Party Leader, one might wonder why new senators insist on affiliating with either party when doing so would implicate them in these scandals.
The April 11th showdown at the UF Student Government Supreme Court was a milestone in the history of online voting regardless of whether or not it was successful. The argument itself was not about whether online voting should be legal, but rather if the Supreme Court had the power to recount votes in a way that would make it illegal (namely, counting abstentions as votes against). However, the case of whether online voting is still legal despite the 2016 decision has yet to be made.