By: Elena Grace Flores
Bongbong Marcos insinuates that regardless of Smartmatic not doing the tweaking of the server in bad faith, they are still accountable for violating the election law. No such activity must be allowed without the consent of authorities. In short, Marcos is not letting them off the hook.
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[VIDEO]: Despite Bongbong Marcos’ explanation that his camp is not concluding yet that Smartmatic is conniving with the alleged election fraud, he pursued the charges against them.
Petition against Smartmatic Submitted
A 28-page Petition was filed at the DOJ by former Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz. He’s the political adviser of Bongbong Marcos. He asked the DOJ to reverse the initial finding of the prosecutors from the Office of City Prosecutors Manila or OCP-Manila. The complaint for violation of the Cybercrime Law against Comelec and Smartmatic personnel was earlier dismissed, according to ABS-CBN.
Election Crime Committed
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s camp is urging the Department of Justice that they should file criminal charges against Commission on Elections (Comelec) staff particularly the Smartmatic officers for allegedly tampering the results of the May 9 elections, as per The Inquirer’s report
Tweaking the Server is Already a Crime
The good or bad faith was immaterial because the authors of the law themselves attest that it was “enough that such acts are made without right or justifiable reason.” Meaning, editing the “n” alone in a candidate’s name is a crime without proper authorization.
Smartmatic charges are Vital in the Electoral Protest
Widespread anxiety resulted from the mere tweaking of the server since only very slim gap from Vice President Leni Robredo’s number of votes compared to Bongbong Marcos. Marcos lost by 263,000 votes which are very minimal compared to the estimated 3 million votes that disappeared after the Marcos camp made an audit based on election returns.