NAMFREL: Some PCOS machines failed accuracy test
Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – It may have been high-speed, but was it accurate?
A report to be released by the poll watchdog National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) showed that some Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines failed the accuracy test.
It may have no bearing on the national races, particularly the presidential race, but the questionable accuracy may have had an impact in hotly-contested races in the local front, and in the some cases, neck-and-neck races in the last spots for the Senate.
Via ABS-CBN News
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