A middle school principal in San Francisco has refused to release the results of a school election because of a lack of diversity among the winning candidates.
“That is concerning to me, because as principal, I want to make sure all voices are heard from all backgrounds,” Van Haren told KTVU.
“We’re not nullifying the election, we’re not canceling the election, and we’re not saying this didn’t count,” Van Haren said, adding that she’s called a meeting of student representatives to see how best to move forward.
“The organizers are saying stuff like, ‘we want everyone’s voice to be heard,’ but then in truth, the voters’ voices aren’t being heard,” Kaplan said. “Most kids are in agreement that it’s not fair and that the results need to be given out because people worked really hard on it.”
“The whole school voted for those people, so it is not like people rigged the game, but now in a way it is kinda being rigged,” Kaplan said.
The middle schooler told KRON that he just wants to know whether or not he won.