Lander, WY: The first step towards the school selecting its new prefects for the upcoming year, Wyoming Catholic College (WCC), held its annual prefect caucus today among the three Student Life Office personnel, the only eligible electors in the aristocratic government system that governs WCC. Although IIT conducted a public opinion survey for the race, something that has not occurred in past years, public opinion isn’t directly taken into account in the caucus process among the three electors, whose caucus commits of a three-hour discussion of candidate merits and then the recording of their votes for the top twelve candidates each among men and women on a special, school-owned I-Phone. However, some snafu interrupted this process, IIT sources in the school administration report, as an app used to record results did not properly save the three votes. They attempted to save them three more times, but finally had to reboot the phone and record provisional results on paper.
“It was a coding error,” technology director Bernard “Bamboo” Hitchens told reporters today when it became clear that no results “will not be available for several days”. He is working on fixing the problem, but as “things are only official when they’re digitized”, by WCC policy, results again can’t be released until the exact problem is identified and fixed.
Unlike similar recent problems with presidential caucuses in Iowa, the WCC caucuses have far less media scrutiny, something that makes it “far less of an image problem” according to political analyst Richard Rice of Iambic Inc. However, should investigation of the Iowa situation uncover evidence of tampering, “the results at WCC could also “be under suspicion,” he adds.
A general election will come sometime in mid-April to select the final four men and two women to be selected for this coming year. Student Life Office personnel again only eligible to vote.
Additional IIT sources within school administration report that there “might be several surprise candidates to have made it past this first round, among them freshman Patrick Young, senior Parker “Pako” Eidle, sophomore Everett Polinski, and Dr. Stanley Grove among men. Among women, “Tiff”, whoever that is, junior Sophia Donaldson, and freshman Angela Frazier and Jacinta Rioux, a welcome increase in diversity in a selection process that typically only has favored sophomores.