============================== CFJ 1462 ==============================
The Oligarchy Charge Requirement, as defined by the Grand Warden of
the Oligarchy's Budget, is 6.
Judge: Sir Toby
Called by root: 29 Sep 2003 01:14:26 GMT
Assigned to Blob: 03 Oct 2003 00:28:30 GMT
Blob recused: 12 Oct 2003 00:40:58 GMT
Assigned to Sir Toby: 12 Oct 2003 00:40:58 GMT
Judged TRUE by Sir Toby: 17 Oct 2003 05:59:14 GMT
Rule 1958(e) stipulates that the proto-budget of an election winner becomes
the budget of that office "when the voting period ends". Since OscarMeyr
was the only candidate in the most recent GWotO election, that election had
no voting period, and so OscarMeyr's proto-budget never became the GWotO's
Note: this language has been in Rule 1958 apparently since it was created
in August 2000, so there are almost certainly other cases of incorrect
budgets possibly dating back more than 3 years.
Rule 1958/1 (Power=1)
Nominating with Budgets
(a) If an office has a budget, then a nomination in an election
for that office is not valid unless a valid proto-budget is
associated with it.
(b) A proto-budget submitted by a nominee during the nominating
period is associated with that nominee's nomination. A
proto-budget is valid if it would be valid as a budget.
(c) If a nominee for an Office fails to submit a valid
proto-budget during the nominating period, then by default
eir nomination is associated with a proto-budget identical
to the current budget for that Office. If the current
budget is not valid, tough cookies.
(d) When the voting period begins, the vote collector shall
announce each candidate's last valid proto-budget.
(e) When the voting period ends, the winner's last valid
proto-budget becomes the budget of that office, and e shall
announce it as soon as possible. If the election ends
without a winner, then the existing Budget remains in
Message in which the previous GWotO budget was last reported:
Message in which the beginning of the GWotO election was announced:
Message in which OscarMeyr nominated for GWotO:
Message in which OscarMeyr submitted eir proto-Budget for GWotO:
Message in which the end of the GWotO election was announced:
Judge Sir Toby's Arguments:
There was no voting period in the election, therefore Rule 1958, paragraph
(e) did not cause the budget to change.