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May 3, 2016

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Courtesy of Adam Thorp

For several key votes during last month’s divestment debate, vote totals were recorded but the votes of individual representatives were not. The Maroon’s attempt to poll representatives yielded different totals than what were reported the night of the vote, indicating that at least two representatives misreported their votes. At the top of the graphic above, an amendment eliminating references to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was originally passed 8–7; if representatives voted as they reported to The Maroon, it would have failed 7–8. For the vote below, which would have amended the resolution to affirm the right to self-determination of the Jewish people and the existence of the state of Israel, The Maroon’s poll registered two fewer abstentions and one more vote for and against than on the night of the event..