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USA Judicial Board to hold preliminary hearing involving 2 presidential candidates

The Undergraduate Students Association Judicial Board announced they will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine whether to pursue allegations of violating the UCLA USA Election Code involving two Undergraduate Students Association Council presidential candidates. (Marc-Anthony Rosas/Daily Bruin)

By Alexandra Kaiser and Maanas Hemanth Oruganti

May 3, 2022 1:12 p.m.

The Undergraduate Students Association Judicial Board will hold a preliminary hearing Wednesday to decide whether to pursue a hearing involving two Undergraduate Students Association Council presidential candidates and allegations of violating the UCLA USA Election Code. 

The judicial board released a memorandum Tuesday stating it will formally consider the case regarding a petition that candidate Carl King Jr. filed on Sunday against fellow candidate Angelina Quint. The judicial board will consider whether Quint, a third-year labor studies and sociology student, filed malicious or bad faith charges against King in violation of the USA Election Code, according to the memorandum.

According to the memorandum, the preliminary hearing will be held via Zoom on Wednesday at 9 p.m. and will be closed to the public. Both parties are required to be present, the memorandum said, adding that if one party is absent, there will be a default ruling in favor of the other party.

The memorandum follows a series of allegations of stalking and harassment against King that Quint posted on her personal Instagram account. King subsequently alleged that Quint’s statements were false. 

According to the memorandum, if King, a second-year economics and political science transfer student, chooses to proceed with the petition, the judicial board will schedule a formal hearing, which would be open to the public.

Both parties are also allowed a representative if they choose, the memorandum added. 

The judicial board also filed a preliminary injunction on both candidates when the memorandum was released. As a result, both candidates and their official campaign staff are prohibited from posting statements or messages regarding either the USA Elections Board sanctions or the judicial board memorandum, the emailed injunction said.

The elections board sanctioned both parties Saturday, prohibiting either from campaigning on social media until Tuesday at 6 p.m.  

[Related: USA Elections Board sanctions 2 presidential candidates following complaints]

The elections board also found statements Quint made about King threatening her over a call and sending associates to her residence to be false. The elections board required Quint to remove statements about these allegations of harassment from her personal Instagram account and to inform the public. ​​​​As of publication, Quint has not removed these statements from her personal account. 

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Alexandra Kaiser
Maanas Hemanth Oruganti | News senior staff
Oruganti is the city and crime editor. He was also the 2020-2021 Enterprise editor and a News staff writer in the City & Crime and Science & Health beats 2020. He is also a fourth-year cognitive science student at UCLA.
Oruganti is the city and crime editor. He was also the 2020-2021 Enterprise editor and a News staff writer in the City & Crime and Science & Health beats 2020. He is also a fourth-year cognitive science student at UCLA.
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