IT expert says electronic cheating report of ‘Robin’ was unlikely
Posted by akosistella on May 20, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The alleged electronic cheating disclosed by self-confessed election fraud operator “Robin” in the May 10 elections was impractical and unlikely, according to an Information Technology expert.
“Personally, I believe that the magnitude of the cheating that was exposed by Robin would not have been carried out within the time constraints that were available to them,” Pablo Manalastas of the Center for People and Governance (CenPEG) said in an interview on ANC’s Top Story on Thursday.
Manalastas further explained that cheating was “not practical” from the figures Robin gave during his interview with the media. According to Robin, their group has copies of the 15 million original ballots, and they transmitted their results to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) server before the actual PCOS machines in use in precincts and canvassing centers transmitted the results.
Comelec to critics, ‘Koala Bear’: Enough is enough
MANILA, Philippines – Fed up with criticisms and allegations – that the elections will fail, that it is ill-prepared for automation, and very recently, that it is part of a grand conspiracy behind massive election fraud – the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave its critics a stern response: “Enough is enough.”
“Are these the same people who said there will be failure of elections? Are these the same people who said PCOS [Precinct Count Optical Scan] machines wouldn’t arrive? Are these the same people who said we couldn’t print out the ballots?” Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal told reporters on Thursday.
“Their statements have all been disproven yet they continue to peddle lies. You have to stop already.”
Via ABS-CBN News