Bongbong Marcos’ revelation on the three provinces for the pilot manual recount and judicial revision of ballots in connection with his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, catches her off guard. Lawyer, Romulo Macalintal was beleaguered because they were expecting Lanao del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao.
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3 Initial Provinces for the Recount
In his 81-page preliminary conference brief, the Marcos camp identified Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental for the recount or revision. Marcos spokesperson, Vic Rodriguez explains that they clearly show that there are major discrepancies in the votes cast on the ballots. These also include those transmitted by the Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) and reported in the Certificates of Canvass (COCs).
Camarines Sur Election Discrepancy
He also stresses that there are almost 65,000 undervotes in Camarines Sur. The three provinces have a total of 300,000 undervotes. Undervotes are ballots that are not counted. This is either because the voter did not vote for a certain position or there were unclear markings in the ballot.
Implausible Iloilo Votes
Whereas in Iloilo, Rodriguez points out that it is extremely implausible that Robredo gets 573,729 votes against Marcos’ 94,411 votes. He’s the running mate of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who was from the said province. They were warmly received by the Hiligaynons during their sorties there.
Negros Oriental and Witnesses
Robredo’s 248,102 votes in Negros Oriental against Marcos’ 99,208 votes look dubious. The biggest political clan there is for Marcos. The Marcos camp has a total of 362 witnesses. This is in the preliminary conference brief for July 11. They are ready to testify with evidence to support their claim. What is Macalintal talking about that Marcos is allegedly fishing for evidence?