The recount of the 2016 vice presidential election votes is expected to begin mid-August after the Supreme Court that sits as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, decided to push through with Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
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[VIDEO]: Atty Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson ambush interview.
Pilot Areas Submitted to Supreme Court
“The collection of boxes will hopefully start by mid-August so we can end by the end of September,” Atty. George Erwin Garcia, Marcos’s chief legal counsel said. Garcia also mentioned that ballot boxes from Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental will first be opened for the recount. Marcos Camp spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez also explained this during the ambush interview.
Importance of the Initial Count
“We were so sure that irregularities were present in these areas. Let’s open the ballot boxes so we can find out the truth,” Garcia said. If this is not proven after the recount in the pilot areas, there’s a possibility that the electoral protest of Marcos against Robredo will be dismissed. However, the Marcos Camp is confident to prove that the 2016 Vice Presidential race result was wrong. Rodriguez elaborates on the details during the interview.
Marcos questioned the authenticity of Robredo’s win after he lost to the Bicolana lawmaker by 263,400 votes. Robredo repeatedly denied claims of cheating. She maintained that she won the post fair and square. The Marcos camp wants to prove that there were about 3.9 million missing votes for the position of vice president.
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal decided to proceed with the electoral protest on after Marcos paid in full the amount required for the cost of retrieval of contested poll materials. “We are very happy that the process has begun. It looks like also that the tribunal has made some anticipatory moves to prepare the revision,” Marcos said.