The student senate at Stanford University revoted on a measure to fund a lecture by former Vice President Mike Pence, once again denying the campus College Republicans the funds for the event.
The student senate had previously voted via Slack channel message to block the College Republicans' $6,000 request but decided to hold a vote during a public meeting because, according to senate co-chairman Alain Perez, “there was some unconstitutionality behind voting in a private Slack channel.”
STANFORD STUDENT GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO FUND MIKE PENCE LECTURE
The Stanford Daily reported the vote failed to reach a majority even though no senator voted against the funding because eight members abstained, preventing the measure from receiving an outright majority of support.
The campus College Republicans, after their initial request had failed, vowed to continue fighting for the funds and promised the planned February event would take place in spite of the presented roadblocks.
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The group has promised to file a complaint with the constitutional council of the student government to get around the student senate’s refusal to allocate the requested funds.