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Comelec rejects parallel manual count

Posted by akosistella on April 29, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday rejected proposals to hold a parallel manual count of votes for president, vice president, and a local official.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez announced in a press conference the poll body’s unanimous decision that it “cannot conduct a full parallel manual count.”

He said the poll body believes a parallel manual count would resurrect old types of fraud in manual counting such as “dagdag-bawas” and was no longer needed.

Jimenez said the parallel manual count has no legal basis and cannot be sanctioned by the poll body. Only a random manual audit is allowed under the poll automation law.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.


‘Glitches’ mar Comelec mock polls in Quezon City

“Glitches” marred the Commission on Elections mock polls at the UNTV compound in Quezon City, a television report said Thursday.

GMA Network’s Flash Report said that two hours into the simulation polls that started at 7 a.m., two ballots were rejected by the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

One of the rejected ballots was that of Daniel Razon, a UNTV host and producer.



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