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      I am a candidate for Prime Minister.

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Caller:                        twg

Judge:                         Jason Cobb
Judgement:                     FALSE

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History:

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

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Caller's Evidence:

[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 kerim@uw.edu 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.
>
> -Aris

And my axe!

Election speech: "CFJ: I am a candidate for Prime Minister."

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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:

Rule 478/36:

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.


Rule 2154/53:

After an election is initiated and until nominations close, any player CAN 
become a candidate by announcement.

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