The West Georgian came across evidence of more election irregularities shortly before this meeting. Reporters received two e-mails sent by Dr. Said Sewell, using his official school e-mail account, to black students at the University of West Georgia, urging them to, in one instance, “vote next week for the following brothers and sisters to continue the work that we started last year: Rob Kelly, Jerrod McAllister, Elizabeth Anderson, Marvin Smith, Carlos Riley, Thomas Vance, Jonathan Williams, Brittane Thames, Endie Crawley, Jonathan Atkins, Philemon Amos, LaChrislyn Goss, Tiffany Baker, and Krystle Onwuka.”
The e-mail, sent out the week before the campaign started, stands in direct opposition to Dr. Sewell’s oft-repeated claim that, “I have no involvement or knowledge of the SGA elections; my first indication of what was going on in the elections was the article I read in The West Georgian after the elections were over.” Nine out of every 10 black students polled by reporters received at least one campaign e-mail from Dr. Sewell.
I’m headed to Carrollton tomorrow. It’ll be interesting to see if the Times-Georgian picks up on this story.