Careless cheaters produce glaring discrepancies

Careless cheaters produce glaring discrepancies. A total of 39,027 people voted in Cotabato City but the total number of “votes cast” is 61,676 in order to make the “yes” votes win.The winner should be the 24,994 of ‘no” votes out of 39,027. But the cheaters fabricated 21,622 to add to 15,020 “yes” votes to produce the false winning figure of 36,682 “yes” votes. This is Duterte-style electioneering which is applied in the BOL plebiscite and which is likely to be applied in the May 2019 elections if held.

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Discrepancy seen in Cotabato City certificate of canvass for BOL
ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 22 2019 11:03 PM

MANILA – The certificate of canvass for Cotabato City showed conflicting data between the total number of actual voters and the total number of votes in the Bangsamoro plebiscite.

TINGNAN: Certificate of Canvass ng Cotabato City na isusumite sa National Plebiscite Board of Canvassers sa @COMELEC main office. Nakalagay na mayroon lamang 71,963 registered voters habang 39,027 ang aktuwal na bumoto. #BangsamoroVote | via @dzmmRP45 pic.twitter.com/BO3oIMY9do — DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) January 22, 2019

According to the certificate of canvass, which will be submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) national headquarters, there were only 39,027 people in Cotabato City who voted in the plebiscite.

The results, however, showed 36,682 people voted “yes” while 24,994 voted “no” in the city.

The total number of votes was 61,676.

Cotabato City has 113,751 total registered voters.

In an interview with DZMM, Atty. Rommel Rama, City Election Officer, said they have yet to verify the conflicting figures.

He said the numbers were computer-generated.

“Lahat ‘yung galing sa entry sa computer ‘yun ang… Possible explanation ay may ER (election return) na walang entry ng registered voters,” Rama said.

More than half — or 59 percent — of voters in Cotabato City ratified the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), according to the final count of the Cotabato City Plebiscite Board of Canvassers.

The law, which resulted from a peace pact between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), has been a hotly contested topic in this southern city as the Cotabato mayor herself, Cynthia Guiani, has been actively campaigning against the landmark legislation.

  • report from Dexter Ganibe, ABS-CBN News

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