By: Elena Grace Flores
Mata sa Balota Movement leader, Father Robert Reyes led his group to file an electoral sabotage complaint against Smartmatic’s Marlon Garcia. This was due to the alleged change in script as per news on the transparency server after the election that coincides with the sudden change of trend on the Vice Presidential results favoring Robredo and wiping out the one million lead of Marcos overnight as reported by MARC JAYSON CAYABYAB of the INQUIRER.NET
Smartmatic project manager Marlon Garcia and PPCRV chair Henrietta De Villa were summoned for violating the election automation law or Republic Act 9369, according to Inquirer.
The group however did not have an IT expert to vouch for the accusation nor present any evidence for the alleged tampering. Will this group’s case stand a chance or will this have probable cause under the circumstances? Very unlikely but it really did created a noise – if that is the intention.
This is a followup on: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/786186/smartmatic-exec-ppcrv-head-charged-for-electoral-sabotage