The results of students election using e-voting has been disputed by many students in the campus for good reasons: e-voting has been shown -no less on Fox news, to be easily tempered, see a news clip above. The best practice is to ensure that there is a paper trial for confirming the counting using computer ie when there is a dispute the votes can be recounted manually to dispel any doubts. But this might not have been done in the UM election-thus justifiably aroused disputes by the students.
Another source of trouble is: there is no observers allowed into the election operation to ensure integrity of the administrators and the election process. Where there is no effective check and balance what could happen will likely to happen, or at least seen to have happened! This is a trouble invited by the UM authority who refused to make the elections transparent and worst, choose to be partisan in supporting 1 side of the elections, as alleged by some students!
I call upon the UM authority, no less the VC, to allow a team of professional election observers to oversee any elections in the future. For the current situation there should be a rerun with safeguards and observers to save the elections from losing its legitimacy.
If the UM authority refuse to do so it is teaching students to win elections by unfair means and not to win by merit-something all university authorities should refrain from doing.