Rep. Leni Robredo Leads Sen. Bongbong Marcos in Official Tally

Liberal Party Vice Presidential bet Rep. Leni Robredo took an early lead in the congresional canvass of votes in the hotly contested vice presidential race against Sen. Bongbong Marcos. The Camarines Sur Representative is now leading by a few hundred thousand votes over the Ilocos Norte senator.

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The country’s National Board of Canvassers managed to process 27 percent or 45 out of 165 certificates of canvass from across the country and overseas posts based upon the results as of 9:26 P.M.

During the national canvassing by the joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate, three COCs-those from Ilocos Sur, Laguna and Davao Del Norte-were deferred after the board of canvassers observed certain discrepancies that need to be explained by the Commission on Elections.

According to the revelations made by the lawyer of Rep. Leni Robredo, Atty. Leila de Lima stated that for Ilocos Sur, the canvassing panel noted certain differences between the figures contained in the physically delivered provincial COC and three of the four printouts of the electronically transmitted COCs.

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For Marcos camp on their part, the COCs from Laguna was put in question. According to Sen. Marcos lawyers the original COC lacked the election results from Rizal town, was manually prepared and did not contain security features such as the has code. Aside from the Laguna COC, Marcos camp also said that there were also discrepancies in the COC for Davao del Norte.

Based upon the latest results of the National Board of Canvassers, so far accounted for 10,440,910 votes for President and 10,2018,514 votes for Vice President. In the vice presidential race, Robredo got 3,576,643 votes while closest rival, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. had 3,281,151 votes.

Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Chiz Escudero received 1,491,267 votes, followed by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (1,457,495), Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (205,952) and Senator Gregorio Honasan II (196,006).

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