Bongbong Marcos as seconded by his sister, Gov. Imee Marcos discloses that while the Bato, Camarines Sur ballots are gathered for the recount today, some are wet. In other boxes, the audit logs are missing. He added that these are obvious signs that the questionable ballot boxes were opened prior to today’s initial recount in connection with his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
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Wet ballots and missing audit logs are few of the anomalies observed by Bongbong Marcos and sister Gov. Imee. CNN Philippines Full Video Here.
The recount finally happens two years after Marcos brings his electoral protest to the Supreme Court that sits as the PET. He lost to Robredo by a slim margin of 263,473 votes. The PET earlier announces that if there’s not enough discrepancy in the pilot provinces, the electoral protest of Marcos may end there. His chosen areas are Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental, Robredo’s bailiwicks.
Early Anomalies of Recount Explained
Former Senator Marcos explains that the ballots that are wet are set aside. The sabotage act cannot happen two years ago. Someone may have the splash just prior to today’s event. The audit logs are also essential to determine the transmission date of the report.
Words from Robredo’s Camp
Atty Romulo Macalintal said that most electoral protests are not successful because the results of the manual ballot count tally exactly with that of the vote-counting machines (VCMs) and the consolidated canvassing system. However, Marcos’ protest is the only case that reaches this far in the national level.
“We have endured two years of waiting due to Robredo’s habitual and intentional moves to delay the election protest and deliberate attempts to bury the truth,” Marcos’ spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez said in a statement. Bongbong and Imee Marcos are in the Supreme Court in the early hours of April 2, 2018, to visit their supporters who are in vigil since February 7.