- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) spoke up about the problems they encountered
- Many vote counting machines malfunctioned during the 2019 polls
- The spokesperson of Comelec admitted that the problem worsened
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) revealed that the number of problems encountered involving vote counting machines has tripled compared to the 2016 Presidential elections.
KAMI learned that many incidents of “malfunctioning” VCMs were reported yesterday and they even increased in the latter part of the voting hours.
In the Presidential elections that happened in 2016, there were only 188 cases of irregularities that Comelec faced with regards to the machines used.
However, ABS-CBN News reported that the same problem ballooned to more than 400 in this year’s polls.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez reasoned out that the glitches on VCMs maybe because of the previous elections since some of them were also used during that time.
“In the overall scheme of things, that is a small number but compared to 2016, the figure is jarring,” he quipped.
“These are the VCMs we used in 2016. I cannot rule out that possibility that these malfunctioned because of that,” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, Senatorial candidate Glenn Chong went to Comelec headquarters to air his complaint about the elections.
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