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Young Trustee election results delayed until Friday, Judiciary looking into procedural error

<p>Candid photos of the candidates. Clockwise from top left: Tim Skapek, Maryam Asenuga, Ibrahim Butt, Leah Abrams.</p>

Candid photos of the candidates. Clockwise from top left: Tim Skapek, Maryam Asenuga, Ibrahim Butt, Leah Abrams.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: Chief Justice Georgia Lala confirmed to The Chronicle that the Judiciary is not investigating a particular candidate.

"At this point in time, the Judiciary can confirm it is investigating a procedural issue regarding the Young Trustee election, rather than a violation by a Young Trustee candidate," she wrote in an email. "The Judiciary has not been made aware of any complaints against a specific candidate at this time."

The Young Trustee results will not be released until Friday, due to an injunction issued by the Duke Student Government Judiciary. 

The judiciary received a complaint Wednesday morning about the Young Trustee election, wrote Chief Justice Georgia Lala, a senior, in an email to The Chronicle. The justices then issued an injunction to Attorney General John Markis, a sophomore and senior news reporter for The Chronicle. Details about the complaint won't be made public until it has been investigated, she wrote. 

Results are expected to be released Friday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. 

Voting for the Young Trustee position took place from Tuesday, Feb. 11 at noon to Wednesday, Feb. 12 at noon. Results were supposed to be announced this afternoon, but the Duke community will have to wait until the judiciary investigation has been resolved.

The four finalists are Leah Abrams, Maryam Asenuga, Ibrahim Butt and Tim Skapek.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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