Some numbers regarding public commentary on the issue of impeachment versus continued service. I’ve left out anonymous people/groups.
|Impeachment||Continued Service||Please Grow Up||No Comment / Neutral|
|Student Groups||AUS, SUS, EUS, Ubyssey Editors, Campus Conservatives||Resource Groups||FairVote||Friends of the Farm, V-DAY|
|Regular Commentators||Yonson, Lougheed, Naylor**, Costeloe**, Dovjenko**||Ferrari-Nunes||Yang|
|Irregular Commentators||Spectator (less Yang), Social Capital, Chanelle||Pullman (UVSS)||Many|
|* Numbers counting only those belonging to UBC, Vancouver and (empty) networks (+/- 5%).
** Voting members of AMS Council.
Of interest, when we compare those who supported Blake in his election to current position, Pudar of Spectator went to impeachment and FotF/V-DAY went to neutral. Lougheed/Naylor together as RBT supported Monegro over Frederick. Constituencies were silent during the election.
It should also be noted that the AUS, SUS and EUS votes do not whip their AMS representatives, but will likely be reliable indicators as to how those sixteen votes may swing.
Be sure to watch the live-stream of the special council meeting tomorrow. It is rumored the Ubyssey will have a live panel starting prior to the meeting proper at 4pm, so tune in ’round 3pm! The panel may include at least one of the writers for Insiders (this editor calls dibs, Yonson). Topics may include: predictions on outcome, national-stage perspective, arguments presented by both sides, political strategy, and the effect on the future. Should be exciting.