In a privilege speech before the Senate yesterday, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., reiterated his strong reservations on the canvassing of the results of the vice presidential elections, on the basis of what he claimed were electoral irregularities.
He said netizens were able to capture footage and other evidence of cheating from different parts of the archipelago, citing among others SD ( secure digital ) memory cards found in a garbage dump in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
City Election Officer Revo Sorbito had said earlier that all the SD cards of the Commission on Elections in Kabakalan City are accounted for, after three of them inadvertently ended up in the garbage.
Sorbito said that, when they were packing the SD cards for delivery to the provincial Comelec office the envelopes containing the three SD cards were apparently left in a box that was picked up by garbage men along with the rest of the trash from the Comelec office in Kabankalan.
When his staff could not find the box, they went to the dumpsite to look for it, he said.
Marcos also said in his speech that at about 7:30 p.m. of May 9, Smartmatic's Marlon Garcia, a Venezuelan national, admitted entering a new “script” or computer command in the PPCRV transparency server.
It was after this particular act of computer programming wizardry that votes for him started to slow down and the votes for another candidate started to accelerate, Marcos claimed.
In the race for the vice presidency Leni Robredo (LP) has14,023,093 votes in the unofficial count against Marcos (Independent) with 13,803,966 votes.
The Senate and House of Representatives are set to start canvassing votes for president and vice president tomorrow.
The two chambers of Congress will convene as a canvassing board.
Marcos said that since all other presidential candidates have conceded and no questions surround the votes Rodrigo Duterte got, he proposes that he be immediately proclaimed presumptive president, being the clear and uncontested winner in the presidential elections.*CPG
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