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Elevate certified official winner of IUSG Election

<p>IU Student Government President-elect Ky Freeman, left, and Vice President-elect Madeline Dederichs, right, pose for a photo near Showalter Fountain. The IUSG Supreme Court certified Elevate as the winners of the presidential election Wednesday. </p>

IU Student Government President-elect Ky Freeman, left, and Vice President-elect Madeline Dederichs, right, pose for a photo near Showalter Fountain. The IUSG Supreme Court certified Elevate as the winners of the presidential election Wednesday.

The IU Student Government Supreme Court declared Elevate the winner of the IUSG election Wednesday after certifying the results 33 days after the polls closed. 

The new student body president is junior Ky Freeman and the new student body vice president is junior Madeline Dederichs. At a debate prior to the election, the two candidates focused on amplifying voices of student activists, implementing a student advisory board for IU Counseling and Psychological Services and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion training. 

According to the court’s statement, 7,135 students voted in the election and there were 8,057 total votes. This year, students could vote for more than one ticket for the first time. 

The Inspire ticket received the most votes with 3,588 votes, but was disqualified. The IUSG Election Commission disqualified Inspire for telecommunications violations and improper use of IUSG branding on April 6. Inspire appealed to the IUSG Supreme Court and participated in two trials in an attempt to reverse the disqualification. Inspire was officially disqualified Thursday, a decision reaffirmed by the court when it refused to hear the appeal Monday. 

Elevate received 2,697 votes and Legacy received 1,772 votes. 

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