Philippine polls: Fraud concerns as Comelec fires hundreds of VCM technicians

(From The Daily Tribune)

All signs point to massive electoral fraud being planned  to be committed on May 9 in the presidential and local elections and it appears that the Commission on Elections does not seem to mind having automated poll fraud perpetrated in May.

Workers test the function of a vote counting machine (VCM), which will be used for the National Elections on May, at the newly-rented warehouse in Sta. Rosa Laguna on Thursday. (JOHN JEROME GANZON)

Workers test the function of a vote counting machine  which will be used for the National Elections on May 9

Among the signs noted by many, especially the presidential and vice presidential candidates, is the report that hundreds of vote counting machine (VCM) technicians have been fired by the Comelec just before the polls.

Also, more than 200 policemen will act as board of election inspectors in Lanao del Norte province after teachers backed out from acting as BEIs in one town while another municipality was placed under the Comelec control during Monday’s presidential elections.

The police are not allowed to even be inside the precincts. Neither are they allowed to be taking on duties as election inspectors. Read More



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