In a solid victory over runners-up Matt Wagner (SFS ’11) and Emmanuel Hampton (COL ’11) and two other tickets, Georgetown University Student Association President Calen Angert (MSB ’11) and Vice President Jason Kluger (MSB ’11) have won reelection to the GUSA executive, student Election Commissioners report.
Angert and Kluger won in the first round, but since votes were close, Election Commissioners said, results were run to round two.
Here is the tally of votes from round one:
- Angert and Kluger – 1,547 votes
- Wagner and Hampton – 1,108 votes
- Arman Ismail (COL ‘11) and Tucker Stafford (COL ‘12) – 251 votes
- Hillary Dang (SFS ’12) and Katie Balloch (COL ’12) – 147 votes
Angert and Kluger won in an election that likely involved the highest number voters in a presidential election since GUSA’s establishment, and an atypically high percentage of the student body. It is unclear what contributed to the high turnout. This election was unusually fraught with intercampaign bickering and tensions, however, and the top two tickets were divided on the hotly contested issue of GUSA’s recent club funding reforms.
In a separate victory, this year’s GUSA Election does not appear to have involved the kind of catastrophes that have marred several previous elections, including trouble with instant run-off voting in 2008, and the adamantly protested, last-minute disqualification of two tickets in last year’s election.
Angert and Kluger were endorsed by the Hoya editorial board before their reelection. More to come shortly.