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Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 13 March 2009

Veteran commenter Jimi Alexander has a letter in today’s Wildcat, excorciating President Bruce’s attack on that paper. Money quote:

Indeed, Mr. Ho stated he stood by the charade at the March 11 results show. The most mind-boggling of errors was altering the ballot. Responding to a complaint from Nagata’s then-rival Shane Cathers’ campaign, Mr. Ho removed Nagata’s printed name from the ballot while polling was still taking place. This is tampering with the ballot, a central strategy of third-world dictators that legitimize their rule under the guise of “democracy.” Nagata is ASUA’s own Administrative Chief of Staff. It might have been an honest mistake, but it is only fair and healthy for the free media to raise the possibility that it calls the legitimacy of the election into question.

Be sure to read the rest here.

[Update: as commenter Amanda notes below, Mr. Nagata is an ASA Director, not Chief of Staff. But, hey, we don’t edit the DW. —ECM]

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  1. Amanda said, on 13 March 2009 at 9:26 am

    Chris Nagata is NOT ASUA’s Administrative Chief of Staff. Senator-Elect Daniel Wallace holds that title and AVP Elect Gabriella Ziccarelli previously held it.

    Chris Nagata is on the ASA Board of Directors and has been for three years. He may be hired by ASUA, but he works for a state-wide organization representing the UA. He works with President Bruce, who also sits on the board of directors, along with Mark Appleton (ASU USG President), and the president of NAU…but Chris works under Michael Slugocki, ASA Board Chair (a position that is NOT hired through ASUA. He was hired by ASA).

    • Evan Lisull said, on 13 March 2009 at 9:32 am

      Thanks for the correction. Regarding Mr. Nagata’s relationship with ASUA, I turn you over to the man himself:

      “During my time at The University of Arizona, I have been privileged to serve three years in ASUA, specifically on the Arizona Students’ Association Board of Directors, where I actively advocate for a quality, accessible, and affordable higher education for university students in the state of Arizona. I have additionally served as a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee.”

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