Ballots from Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental have shown that massive cheating has been committed in the May 2016 elections, said former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday (January 29).
The Marcos camp believed this was the reason why the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has delayed the release of the ballots from the two provinces which were part of the three pilot provinces in his election protest.
“They keep on delaying giving us the copies. It has been three months since the ballot images were printed and it was only recently that the (Presidential Electoral Tribunal) PET allowed us to get the soft copies. Now we know why,” said Marcos in a statement..
“This is shocking and highly questionable. This is precisely the reason why because they knew we would uncover how they had manipulated the voting and trampled upon the true will of the people on their choice for vice president,” he said.
Marcos noted that poll fraud have been discovered based on some of the soft copies of the ballots images which were secured from the PET from some of the clustered precincts in several towns in Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental.
He said a number of ballot images from Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental showed that votes for him were not counted and considered undervotes.
He also said that in some of the ballot images, even though two or more candidates were shaded in the vice presidential race, the votes still went to his opponent, former Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo instead of being considered “overvotes”.