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The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting Wants Comelec To Explain Data Bottleneck

PPCRV – Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting released initial findings after they reviewed Comelec’s computer logs.

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After the 2019 midterm elections were conducted, people were meticulously following election updates. Following the polling processes, numerous reports of election troubles also came out.

There were malfunctioning VCMs, election markers and SD Cards. There was also a delay in the transmission of results that lasted seven hours. This sparked protests against alleged election fraud.

Meanwhile, in the initial finding PPCRV’s review of the computer logs apparently supported Comelec’s statements about th eseven-hour delay that occurred recently.

However, in a news briefing, Myla Villanueva, PPCRV’s chairperson said that the findings matching their explanation does not mean that the election authority is now clear. (Monday)

PPRCV also conducted an unofficial ballot count.

In their defense, Comelec said that the delay was caused by a “bottleneck”. Where the system can no longer function properly due to so much data that exceeds set capacity.

Villanueva also requested that the Comelec explain why the “bottleneck” happened in the first place.

We also have been using the automated ballot counting for four times already. And there were no bottlenecks reported in the last three elections.

In PPCRV’s review:

They found that by 6:15 pm to 1:19 am on May 13 – May 14, 2019, the poll outcomes have been released consistently to the transparency server of the polling body.

The data was received completely and there really was a bottleneck that was brought by the file transfer manager.

PPCRV, on the other hand, was not satisfied with these findings.

This is according to an article from Inquirer.

Villanueva also said “The PPCRV will not stop.” And that they will keep an eye on different aspects of the computer logs.

She also said that they were not in the proper place to officially “…declare or conclude why the bottleneck happened.”

“We need to continuously ask Comelec why it happened,” she added.

That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.

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