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U of U Holds Meeting Over Election Attacks, Vandalism

Student elections at the University of Utah have taken a nasty turn. Voting is underway, but the two parties along with the University are alarmed over a spree of vandalism and personal attacks that have been going on leading up the election. Anita Kiteau is running for Senate in the VOICE party, and says the party has had to take down at least 50 defaced posters.

(KCPW News) Student elections at the University of Utah have taken a nasty turn. Voting is underway, but the two parties along with the University are alarmed over a spree of vandalism and personal attacks that have been going on leading up the election. Anita Kiteau is running for Senate in the VOICE party, and says the party has had to take down at least 50 defaced posters.

“There have been some posters, especially some of our Hispanic candidates that had welfare remarks, gangs, drugs, people crossing out what they said in their poster and putting in different words,” she told KCPW.

No one is sure who’s behind the vandalism, because it’s happening to both parties.

Neela Pack is the presidential candidate for the Represent party. She says she has been called a “terrorist,” which has made it hard to want to stay in the campaign.

“They’ve said things like spoiled brat, just all these comments, there’s one where they wrote terrorist. There’s been multiple I guess you could say comments on ours,” says Pack.

The University of Utah held a meeting to address the issue, and says it’s currently looking for suspects who will be held to the student code of conduct.

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