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MU student president-elect resigns

The University of Missouri’s Students Association met Wednesday night at its normal time. However, several resignations would soon follow.

During the meeting, presidential-elect, Haden Gomez resigned over students’ concerns about his and vice-president elect, Christopher Hanner’s, leadership abilities.

Several screenshots of messages from the GroupMe application showed Gomez and Hanner knowingly committed several campaign infractions last fall.

This included sending mass texts and emails to people, something that is against campaign rules.

Their former campaign manager, Natalie Edelstein, turned over the screenshot messages.

Hanner briefly took over full responsibilities as president, before appointing former MSA 2015 president, Payton Head, vice president. Hanner then formally resigned from the position.

Head is now taking over as president on an interim basis. Head had to apologize last fall for mistakenly tweeting that members of the KKK were seen on campus during protests and unrest that followed Tim Wolfe’s resignation one day earlier.

The MSA announced they hold a special election to fill the positions. A date has not been set.

Stay with ABC 17 News as we gather more on this story.

ABC 17 News Team

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