By: Elena Grace Flores
A criminal case was filed by the Marcos camp with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against Marlon Garcia, Smartmatic project director and three other alleged accomplices for violating RA 9369 or the Automated Election System Law by Atty. Jose Amorado and ABAKADA party-list Rep. Jonathan de la Cruz on behalf of Marcos.
It was cleared by Marcos’ lawyer that they are not making a conclusion that there’s indeed cheating, instead they wanted to know the truth why it was necessary to tamper the script in the server. Cheating incidents will be dealt with in another instance – with evidences gathered by the camp.
Fact is fact. “Smartmatic committed two violations. One is the script alteration on May 9,2016 at night and secondly transmissions of results via the transparency server halted at 10:00 PM nationwide on that same day,”. Marcos supporters also showed up during the filing of the case at the Comelec.