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Student body elects Luke Rankin, Davis Latham in runoff election

Student Government elections ended with Luke Rankin being elected as president and Davis Latham elected as speaker of the senate. 

Latham received 54.55 percent of the votes, defeating Nick Hooks. Rankin received 53.1 percent of the votes, giving him the victory over Lyric Swinton. 

Sophie Davish was elected as vice president and Kate Lewis as treasurer last Wednesday night. The presidential and speaker of the senate race continued in a runoff election after violations against Rankin and Hooks were filed last minute. 

According to elections commissioner Kathryn Stoudemire, 7,335 people voted in the run off election, and only 173 people fewer than voted in the general election. There were 14,843 unique votes in the entire Student Government election.

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