Board Seeking Investigation of UA SGA President's Election

Mar 23, 2017

 A board is seeking an investigation into the election of a new University of Alabama student government president who won with the open backing of a secretive campus society.  

Jared Hunter, recently elected SGA President at the University of Alabama
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The student government's election board asked for the Office of Student Conduct to review Jared Hunter's election earlier this month.

Hunter won after publicly acknowledging he was backed by a campus group called The Machine which is controlled by historically white fraternities and sororities. Hunter was the first black candidate to gain the group's support.

The election board is asking a review of Hunter's support by the Machine. It's also raising questions about violations of election rules.

Hunter says he takes the request seriously. He remains the new president with inauguration set for April 4.