Campus Election Seasons Provide Political Intrigue

Most politicians in Texas spent February awaiting final word on the state’s redrawn political maps. Court delays pushed the state’s primary date from Super Tuesday — when Texas could have exercised some influence — to the end of May.

In short, it has been very quiet.

But those craving political intrigue this spring need look no farther than the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University campuses, where student body election seasons have been anything but ordinary.

At UT, two candidates for student body president were disqualified for campaign violations. One of those students sued the university ...

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