From BAD to WORSE: 2013 Automated Elections, Big Technological Disaster

Automated Election System Watch (AES Watch)
May 17, 2013

From BAD to WORSE: 2013 Automated Elections, Big Technological Disaster

Programming errors, zero vote data, corrupted CF cards, paper jamming, multiple transmissions, PCOS shutdowns nationwide : “Comelec 99.99999% ready” (Brillantes) or signs of election failure?

· Why STOP the “transparency” count?
· Why the mysterious slowdown of transmission?
· Why the non-transparency and sudden secrecy of election results from the public?
· What happened to the 30% of Election Returns not immediately transmitted after closing of polls?
· What “routine maintenance” did Smartmatic do with the PCOS system inside the “citizens’ arm -PPCRV command center immediately before transmission of election results and after PPCRV announced more than 12 million votes transmitted three hours after polls closed?
· Who are the mysterious Smartmatic operators at the servers?
· Why allow physical transport of un-transmitted CF cards direct to the NBOC not through “ladderized canvassing?”
· What happened to the RMA (random manual audit) in 236 clustered precincts (CPs) that should have been done immediately after the elections?
· Why the Proclamation with more than 20% of CPs or 11 million votes still unaccounted for?
· How will the candidates know the right number of votes they garnered in the polls?

These highly irregular incidents, questions and other issues will be tackled by AES Watch in a PRESS BRIEFING

May 18, 2013, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
AES Watch Monitoring Center
c/o Center for Integrative & Development Studies (CIDS)
Ground Level, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Avenue
UP Diliman, Quezon City


Pablo R. Manalastas, PhD, Nelson J. Celis, Lito Averia, Ernie del Rosario
Rene B. Azurin, PhD, Maricor Akol, Fr. Joe Dizon Temario C. Rivera, PhD former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Jr. and others


For other details, please contact Soleil Manzano
AES Watch Monitoring Center
Tel. 9818500 local 4274/4273 and 9299526
Email address:
Facebook: AES Watch Twitter: @aeswatch_PH

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