SOLONS CALL ON POLL BODY, SC TO LOOK DEEPER INTO EX-POLL COMMISSIONER’S ALLEGATIONS
With the Supreme Court (SC)’s 11-3 ruling allowing the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to purchase 82,000 Smartmatic’s precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines used in the 2010 presidential elections, the poll body, along with Smartmatic, was yesterday dared to publicly bare the defects of the automated machines and the repairs made, if they had been repaired at all.
At the same time, at least two congressmen called on the SC and the Comelec to dig deeper into allegations made by a former poll commissioner who was not reappointed by President Aquino, concerning some 236 problems suffered by the machines during the last elections, and what has been done to fix these problems.
The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) yesterday challenged the Smartmatic-TTM company to reveal to the public the real ownership of its program and all the errors and bugs, major to minor, found in the election system it provided in May 20 to and the corrections supposedly made..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune