WesternU student council vote deemed invalid after election site hacked

February 16, 2012

Western University has scrapped 2 days of voting for the University Students' Council president following allegations of vote rigging. An unknown hacker struck Tuesday, changing the title of the voting website to "Justin Bieber 2012, and Selena Gomez is wonderful," later changed to "Welcome to the Justin Bieber Hairstyle vote 2012. Justin Bieber is the hero of UWO. And Selena Gomez is phenomenal," then to "USC erections." Campus police are searching for a culprit while university officials and student leaders will try for another vote later this month. Western News | London Free Press | Toronto Star