By: Elena Grace Flores
Glenn Chong, a former congressman of Biliran province, IT expert and lawyer explained that Macalintal’s undermining the undervotes advice is somewhat bias since he is on Leni Robredo’s side. Comelec Chair Andres Bautista could not disregard the 3.2 million undervotes in the V.P. race because it’s 8.53 percent of the total number of voters. A Comelec chief who does that is surely guilty of obstruction of justice. Certainly a betrayal of public trust that is a ground for impeachment; Chong stressed this out in a press conference.
Douglas Jones, an international election expert and author of an election book – who is also a professor at the University of Iowa, was quoted by Chong saying; undervotes should not exceed one percent of the total number of voters who casted their votes.
Chong also explained that a system audit for the main and transparency servers is a way to figure out if the altered script has something to do with the sudden decrease of the one million lead of Senator Bongbong Marcos. This request from the Marcos camp was deferred by Bautista.