The case of the disappearing e-mail

The Dartmouth College trustee election commenced earlier this week. We support the outsider candidacies of Peter Robinson and Todd Zywicki. They are running for the two open seats on the board against four candidates handpicked by the Alumni Council. Dartmouth undergrad Joe Malchow of the excellent Joe’s Dartblog provices continuing coverage of the election, most recently in “A blogospheric investigation.”
At the Volokh Conspiracy Todd Zywicki gives his own first-hand account of what has the makings of a new case for the Dartmouth alum and Robinson/Zywicki supporter who created gumshoe Moses Wine. Todd writes:

[A]s one of the few College-approved contacts with alumni during the Trustee election, we are permitted to send 2 emails during the balloting period. This past Thursday (the 10th), you should have received an email from two candidates, one from me and one from another candidate (Ric Lewis). They should have arrived roughly at the same time in your inbox sometime between 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday. I have received several isolated reports from friends who (1) received Mr. Lewis’s email but (2) not mine, and I am trying to determine whether there is a problem here, and if so, the scope of the problem. Others have received both of ours. I have not yet heard from anyone who received mine but not Mr. Lewis’s.
I have enabled Comments. If anyone is reading this, could you please let me know via Comments or by email whether on Thursday you received both emails, Lewis’s email but not mine, or mine but not his. You can respond to [email protected] if you don’t want to leave a comment here. I am interested in hearing from those who received both emails, one or the other, or neither.

Would it be rash to infer that the college is not playing by Marquis of Queensbury rules here?


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