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Whether it is Malacanang or the Commission on Elections (Comelec), or the politicians now enjoying power and privilege, or even the Supreme Court justices now seemingly under the thumb of Noynoy, what appears is that neither one truly wants to have clean elections, manual or automated.
The Malacanang tenant, for instance, made it clear that he no longer wants debates on automated polls and only wants Smartmatics precinct count optical scan machines to be used in 2013. He did get his wish compliments of the Aquino court that didnt even bother to check out allegations of the major errors found in the PCOS, having no more great debates among justices whether PCOS is to be used or another automated system.
The Comelec as constituted today is even worse, because despite its commissioners knowledge of the many errors found in machines as well as their vulnerability to electoral fraud, insists on using the same PCOS machines whose glitches, major and minor, said to number over 235, have not been fixed or corrected at all..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune