By: Elena Grace Flores
Marcos spokesperson Victor Rodriguez claims that data found in 13 unused SD cards and vote counting machines strengthens their position that there is cheating in the May 2016 elections. Lawyer Romulo Macalintal, Robredo’s main counsel, answers that the Marcos camp is “dreaming or hallucinating” on their comment.
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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo’s election lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the process of decrypting the SD cards is not yet complete for anyone to claim there is proof of election fraud.
The data found from the 13 SD cards have not yet decrypted. This means that they are still encrypted form. They must be converted to its original form for an ordinary layman to understand what the data is all about. The delay creates speculations that the data are there to aid the alleged cheating activities.
Bionic Eyes not Needed
Macalintal who is obviously not a technology updated person said that Marcos must have a bionic mind or bionic eyes to be able to read these encrypted data and immediately claim that there were electoral frauds committed in the said election. The Marcos camp reiterated why their presence is not immediately explained and why the delay on its encryption?
New SD Cards or Memory Cards
In some instances, there are existing data in newly-bought SD or memory cards. Upon usage, they sometimes give a notice that says it’s blank or no data support. Thereby, it cannot be read. To reformat them is the best remedy before use.
Corrupted SD Cards
At one glance, it’s true that the SD cards are corrupted in technical terms. Thereby the need to reformat. Not everyone knows technology. It is important that Smartmatic or the Comelec address the issues promptly to avoid speculations. They fail to do that so any conclusions can come up from both camps.