The voter can verify through his or her receipt, but even if he or she sees and reports an error, this erroneous vote has been included in the precinct count.
“The Comelec is filled with Aquino appointees and is headed by Andres Bautista, a cousin of Aquino and a former campaigner of Roxas.”
It’s one thing to hear news about a huge data leak and another to see your data in a public website.”
“The new lease deal is actually more costly than the previous PCOS refurbishment option.”
“There can never be transparency with machines that count the votes inside the box and invisible to the eyes of the public. There can never be accountability when the results simply pop out of the screen without being verified publicly.”
The issue here is not only the highly irregular process in which Comelec chose Smartmatic-TIM to do diagnostic work with the PCOS machines. The issue here is the lack of transparency, the lack of check and balance within Comelec, the lack of openness and accountability to the public.” — Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon
“What is most worrisome is the PCOS machines are vulnerable to tampering by an insider.”
One of the petitioners, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, says voiding the Comelec resolution could help in the country’s efforts to hold clean elections.
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