On final day of SGA elections, ImpactUMD successfully appeals one campaign violation

ImpactUMD and Forward Maryland vied for students' votes in the SGA's 2020 elections. (Rachel Hunt/The Diamondback)

ImpactUMD, one of the two parties running in the 2020 SGA election, has successfully appealed one of its three campaign violations, election head commissioner Dan Laffin wrote in a text message Friday. 

Initially worth a 25 point penalty, the party’s violation for department campaigning on behalf of a ticket has been reduced to 5 points. The appeal results now place ImpactUMD’s point violations at 55 points. A party needs 100 points to be disqualified, according to election rules.

ImpactUMD has also appealed its remaining two violations: early campaigning and campaigning with falsehoods. The appeals process for these violations is still pending, Laffin wrote.

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