=============================== CFJ 3779 ===============================
I am a candidate for Prime Minister.
Judge: Jason Cobb
Called by twg: 06 Nov 2019 22:41:48
Assigned to Murphy: 08 Nov 2019 16:59:15
Murphy Recused: 04 Dec 2019 16:53:24
Assigned to Jason Cobb: 04 Dec 2019 16:53:24
Judged FALSE by Jason Cobb: 06 Dec 2019 04:23:14
[Message from twg as it appeared]
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:06 PM, Aris Merchant wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 7:28 AM Kerim Aydin email@example.com wrote:
> > On 11/3/2019 10:31 AM, Kerim Aydin wrote:
> > > I initiate an election for Prime Minister.
> > I nominate myself for P.M., for the sake of having a contested
> > election, and I encourage other nominees. -G.
> I stand for PM, in the interests of having fun and because it's
> basically a tradition that G. and I both run at this point.
And my axe!
Election speech: "CFJ: I am a candidate for Prime Minister."
Judge Jason Cobb's Arguments:
It is undisputed that the nominations for the Prime Minister election had
not closed at the time that twg (possibly) attempted to become a candidate
in that election, so that criterion is fulfilled. Next, we must determine
whether or not twg succeeded in becoming a candidate "by announcement".
Per Rule 478, as interpreted under CFJ 3781, twg can become a candidate by
"unambiguously and clearly specifying the action and announcing that e
performs it." The phrase "and my axe" is not given meaning by the Rules,
nor any other in-game document that I am aware of. While an unenlightened
person (such as myself) could probably figure out the general meaning of
the phrase from some Googling (as I have attempted), I find that the
phrase "and my axe" is insufficiently clear and unambiguous to be
EFFECTIVE in performing a by-announcement action.
Twg never became a candidate for the Prime Minister election, so e is not
a candidate. FALSE.
Judge Jason Cobb's Evidence:
Where the rules define an action that CAN be performed "by announcement",
a person performs that action by unambiguously and clearly specifying the
action and announcing that e performs it.
After an election is initiated and until nominations close, any player CAN
become a candidate by announcement.