Melo: Initial audit shows low discrepancy rate
Posted by akosistella on May 28, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The initial results of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Random Manual Audit (RMA) of selected precincts in the May 10 elections show only a small difference between the electronic and manual counts.
Some losing candidates have questioned the credibility of the automated elections using the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.
This is the reason why many are waiting for the results of the RMA being conducted by the Comelec and the National Statistics Office (NSO).
Aquino unfazed by poll fraud allegations
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Benigno Aquino III, set to be the next president of the Philippines, said he was unfazed by allegations of election fraud and described complaints from losing pro-administration candidates as a “fishing expedition”.
Unofficial tallies from the elections commission show Aquino has an insurmountable lead of more than 5 million votes over his nearest rival, former President Joseph Estrada, in the May 10 ballot. The race for vice president is much closer.
On Tuesday, a joint session of Congress met to start the official tally of votes, but not a single ballot has been counted yet due to debate over technical details and doubts on the integrity of the automated vote count.
Via ABS-CBN News