Comelec to Explain Suspected Malicious Transmissions the Day Before 2016 Elections - The Daily Sentry

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Comelec to Explain Suspected Malicious Transmissions the Day Before 2016 Elections

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On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, chair of the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People's Participation, along with Senate President Vicente Sotto III, fires questions to officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), but their inquiries remain unanswered on the charged anomalies in the 2016 national elections amid the Senate hearing.

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III then said that they were "frustrated"with the explanations of the Comelec on the issue, particularly the affirmed transmission a day before the elections, as far as anyone knows to be "a quiet time."

It can be recalled that Senate President Vicente Sotto III earlier asserted that a dependable source gave him secret data with regards to the activities that changed the result of the elections.

More so, in view of the resolutions discharged by the Comelec, the final testing and sealing were administered from May 2 to 6, nonetheless can be reached out to May 9 if fundamental.

On the day of the election which is May 9, the transmission test was done.

However, Senate Pres. "Tito" Sotto claimed that as ahead of schedule as May 8, there was at that point a transmission of data occurring in Bicol regions and cites his source that it was done by an IP address which was of a clustered vote counting machine or precinct count optical scan (PCOS).

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Amid the inquiry, Sen. Sotto requested the Comelec for the transmission logs from May 8 to May 9 but the poll body bestowed logs just upon the arrival of the elections on May 9 and none on the day preceding.

Senate President Sotto then refers to his source, whose legal counsel was Atty. Levito Baligod and trusted that such activity before the day of the election is profoundly peculiar.

Atty. Baligod likewise ratified the Senate President's claim and said that there was a queue server utilized which was unapproved and which was malevolent,

"There was a queue server used which was unauthorized and which was malicious," Atty Baligod pronounced.

Meanwhile, former Biliran representative and election lawyer, Glenn Chong, one of the asset speakers in the hearing asserting election fraud, guaranteed something else.

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Atty. Chong proclaimed that there was actually no transaction made in May 8.

Wala pong May 8. There was no transaction what so ever in May 8,” the Atty. said.

As a result, the senators become more confused at the content and beginning of the early data transmissions and made the Senate committee asked for the poll body to submit written explanations
on the poll controversy so as to additionally contemplate the alleged 2016 election fraud.

Source: UNTV