Cupertino Alliance Chair election, August 2021

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Cupertino Alliance Chair election, August 2021

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  Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg Larrymartin.png
Candidate Dhrubajyoti Roy Larry Martin
Home state Flag of Vishwamitra.svg Vishwamitra KWPFlag.svg Waterside Park
Running mate Tyler Mullins Mike Lewis

Chair before election

Logan Ross

Elected Chair

Dhrubajyoti Roy

The Cupertino Alliance Chair election is an election within the Cupertino Alliance to elect the next Chair and Lt. Chair. It took place between 9-11 August, with the winner of the election to take office on 15 August, the final day of Chairman Ross' term. The winner was Dhrubajyoti Roy, who now serves as the current chair.

Background

Procedure

Article 26 of the Charter of the Cupertino Alliance states that "The Chair of the Board shall be an elected position elected by the delegates of the Alliance. He/she shall serve an unlimited number of six (6) month terms." [1]

Electoral reform

With the goal of having a more fair election, the electoral process was reformed, with the Fair Voting Act [2], authored by Tyler Mullins, an act similar to the proposed National Voting Act [3] by Daniel Hamilton, passing unanimously in the Cupertino Alliance Parliament, with the electoral system changed from delegate voting to national voting, in which a nation, regardless of how many delegates they have, gets only one vote.

Candidates

Registration for the elections were opened on 15 June 2020, a month before the official campaign period, with Daniel Hamilton and Liam Alexander registering their ticket a day after. Brennan Sullivan and Leon Montan registered their ticket 3 days after Hamilton and Alexander, and so did Isaiah Burdette and David Augustus. On 22 June Liam Alexander announced an indefinite break from micronationalism, voiding the Hamilton-Alexander ticket, and on the same day, Dhrubajyoti Roy and Tyler Mullins registered their ticket. Alexander was replaced by James Bornstein 3 days after, with Hamilton re-registering the new ticket. On 27 June Isaiah Burdette ended the Burdette-Augustus campaign, and publicly endorsed the Roy-Mullins ticket. Registrations were closed on 15 July, with Brennan Sullivan suspending the Sullivan-Montan campaign minutes after the registration closed. The current candidates are:

Current candidates

Candidate
(State)
Experience Running mate
(State)
Campaign announcement date
(UTC)
Campaign logo
Larrymartin.png Larry Martin
(Waterside Park)
  • Monarch of Waterside Park (June 2015 - present)
  • Chair of EAMS (July 2021 - present)
  • Secretary for Technology of the League of Independent Nations (April 2021 - present)
Lord Mike Lewis
(Imperial Grand Duchy Of Lundenwic)
25 July 2021

(Announced & Registered)

MartinLewisMoneyShow.png
Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg Dhrubajyoti Roy
(State of Vishwamitra)
Tyler Mullins
(The Free Nation of New Athens)
23 June 2021
(Announced & Registered)
Roy-Mullins Cupertino Alliance Campaign Logo, 2021.png

Former candidates

Candidate
(State)
Experience Running mate
(State)
Campaign announced
(UTC)
Campaign ended
(UTC)
Campaign logo
KingdomofBurdettecoatofarms.png Isaiah David
(Kingdom of Burdette)
  • King of Burdette (December 2020 – present)
David Augustus
(Monmarkian Empire)
19 June 2021
(Announced & Registered)
27 June 2021 None
Daniel Hamilton January 2021.jpg Daniel Hamilton
(Unified Royal States of Australis)
None
(de facto)

James Bornstein
(de jure)
(Desert District)
2 May 2021 (Announced)
26 June 2021 (Registered)
28 July 2021 Hamilton-Bornstein logo.svg
No-Photo-Available-240x300.jpg Brennan Sullivan
(People's Republic of Tesforia)
Leon Montan
(Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills)
19 June 2021
(Announced & Registered)
15 July 2021 None

Declined to be candidates

The incumbent Chairman, Logan Ross, stated that he would not be seeking re-election.

The following delegates are individuals who were the subject of speculation to be running, who have since stated that they will not be seeking election.

Opinion polling and timeline

     Red indicates political scandal

Polling Firm Date of Polling Electorate Polling Method Lead
Daniel Hamilton Brennan Sullivan Dhrubajyoti Roy Larry Martin Abstain
3rd election 9 - 11 August 2021 30 - 56.66% 43.33% - Google Forms 13.33
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 4 - 6 August 2021 10 Steady50% Steady50% Steady0% Google Forms Steady0[4]
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 30 - 2 August 2021 8 50% 50% Steady0% Google Forms 0[5]
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 14 - 17 July 2021 9 11.1% 66.7% 22.2% 0% Google Forms 44.5[6]
Decision Re inquiry respecting the campaign of Dhrubajyoti Roy and Tyler Mullins released by Associate Justice Jayden Lycon.[7] (15 July 2021)
Brennan Sullivan suspends campaign for Chair position (15 July 2021)
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 26 - 29 July 2021 23 39.1% 8.7% 43.5% 8.7% Google Forms 4.4[8]
Nominations for Chair close and campaigning opens (15 July 2021)
Isaiah Burdette suspends campaign for Chair position (27 June 2021)
Daniel Hamilton re-files for election with running mate James Bornstein (26 June 2021)
Dhrubajyoti Roy files for election with running mate Tyler Mullins (23 June 2021)
Liam Alexander withdraws as Daniel Hamilton's running mate (22 June 2021)
Brennan Sullivan files for election with running mate Leon Montan (19 June 2021)
Isaiah Burdette files for election with running mate David Augustus (19 June 2021)
Daniel Hamilton files for election with running mate Liam Alexander (16 June 2021)
Registration for Chairmanship election opens (15 June 2021)
Isaiah Burdette intends to run for Chair position (10 May 2021)
Daniel Hamilton intends to run for Chair position (2 May 2021)

See also

References

  1. Lycon, Jayden (30 May 2020). "Charter of the Cupertino Alliance Act, 2020". Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. Mullins, Tyler (7 July 2021). "Fair Voting Act". Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  3. Hamilton, Daniel (30 April 2021). "National Voting Act". Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  4. Lycon, Jayden (7 August 2021). "Chair election polling – 7 August 2021". Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  5. Lycon, Jayden (3 August 2021). "Chair election polling – 3 August 2021". Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  6. Lycon, Jayden (30 July 2021). "Chair election polling – 30 July 2021". Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  7. Lycon, Jayden (16 July 2021). "Re inquiry respecting the campaign of Dhrubajyoti Roy and Tyler Mullins". Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  8. Lycon, Jayden (18 July 2021). "Chair election polling – 17 July 2021". Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 18 July 2021.