It seems as though since the recount has started, that is all anyone can talk about. Even before recounting began, the rumors and controversy surrounding the GCSA presidential election have been circulating nonstop on campus. Was the election rigged? Can this really be happening? The big question to answer from all this, however, is does it matter?
Well of course it matters! This is our GCSA President! Who are we to get emails from that we will never read? Well, besides the Today @ GC ones, the answer is no one! We need a leader to ignore if anything else, and the president of GCSA is the perfect person to take that roll. Greenville must have this fearless leader in its student body, and it seems as though everyone was counting on Quinn Johnston to fill those shoes. When the news came to light that Johnston actually lost, it shook the very foundation Greenville College was built on. Hearts were broken, riots broke out, relationships ended, and lives were lost. Needless to say, it was not the outcome that anyone expected.
When the confession on the controversial Facebook page “GC Confessions” hit recently, nobody was surprised. From the moment the new president was announced, everyone felt suspicious of the outcome. Deep down, we knew it wasn’t right. Just like when Bush won the 2000 election, everyone knew it was rigged. The questions that plagued everyone’s mind were simple ones: why, how, and who would do these things?
This does not mean President O’Regan is not liked by anyone, or does not deserves the title, but up against Johnston, he shouldn’t have stood a chance. Some wonder if Adam “BopBop” Crouch made some type of deal with O’Regan for more twitter followers. Others think that it was simply O’Regan who brought in the fake voters. Maybe, just maybe, the confession was a fake and just someone trying to fuel the fire that was burning away everyones heart and soul. Either way, we hope the truth seeps out soon, and with the recount it will no doubt all come to light.