Every once in a while, these sorts of stories crop up overseas (in the UK, for example, or Thailand): a winning candidate is barred from office based on campaign statements. Now, it’s hit American shores: the winner of the race for Student Union president at Stuyvesant High School in New York has been disqualified by the student-run school Board of Elections, for disparaging his opponent during the campaign.
Stuyvesant High School is a public institution (which apparently counts among its alumni Eric Holder, David Axelrod, and Dick Morris). Even given the more permissive line of cases regulating student speech in the school environment, I have no idea how this comports with the First Amendment.
(h/t William McGeveran)