Atty. Glenn Chong explains in various circumstances the anomalies found based on the evidence gathered. He said that although the final total of the election counts tallied in the end, the questionable steps remained. He calls the Comelec representative a liar when he insists that the results should not be disputed because of the matching tallies. Then, challenges the Election oversight committee to issue a verdict on who is lying? He or the Comelec?
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[VIDEO]: Joint Congressional Oversight Committee hearing on the automated election system.
Chong’s Election Analogy
At one instance, Atty. Chong uses an analogy of a passenger jeep as the VCM. He said that in the transmission of votes 5 men and a midget got into the vehicle. However, during the tallying of the results, or on the way back, only 2 men made it. The 3 and the midget disappears.
To quell doubts about the automated polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it required its international certification entity (ICE) to review the system for transmitting election results in 2019. This review covers the source code, or the master blueprint, of the transmission system. This is on top of the source code review of the vote-counting machines (VCMs), the election management system (EMS), and the consolidation and canvassing system (CCM). Therefore, it is concluded that the Comelec and Smartmatic representatives who attended the hearing did not really understand how their system works.
Possible Process of Slicing Up Counts
Atty. Chong also insinuates that he can prove how can Smartmatic’s system sliced up the scores of the candidates to favor their bets. He said that all we know are the total scores when they are transmitted by the servers. Chong is certain that he can unlock the mystery behind the 11 tallies found and the underlying cheating mechanics if given the chance to present his findings.
Who is Lying?
At one point, Chong’s attention was called out not to use derogatory words during the Senate hearing. He apologized but insists that the Committee should declare who is lying. If he is not favored by the Senate, he would then present all his evidence to point out how exactly the digital cheatings were made.
Senator Gordon’s Take
Senator Dick Gordon is passionate about the issue. He said that if you do not follow the law, it is already clear cheating. That’s why he’s thankful that Senator Koko Pimental is in charge of the election hearing and not him because he is a lot calmer. You can debate all you want but in the Philippines, it takes a lot of time to change the course of a case, he said. He just hopes that people won’t give up on this.