Data found in SD cards confirm poll fraud – Marcos camp

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THE camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday asserted that data found in many of the secure digital (SD) cards retrieved from supposedly unused vote-counting machines (VCMs) strengthened their election protest.

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In an interview during a break in the decryption of 26 SD cards found to have data at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Intramuros, Manila, lawyer Victor Rodriguez, spokesman of Marcos, said the fact that data were found in supposed to be untouched SD cards was proof that fraud had been committed in the May 2016 elections.

“This strengthens our position that massive fraud was indeed committed in the last elections because SD cards from unused VCM should be empty. However, we have confirmed today that indeed they have data in them so that bolsters our position,” Rodriguez said.

The Comelec conducted the decryption of 26 of the 127 SD cards found to have data during the stripping of 1,356 unused VCMs last October 2016.

The other 101 SD cards were not part of the decryption as they were set aside by the Senate Electoral Tribunal on a motion by former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino in relation to his election protest before the tribunal.

During the decryption, 13 of the 26 SD cards were found to have folders containing data in them. Decryption was still being conducted as of press time.

Rodriguez also said the data in the SD Cards also supported their contention that the VCMs should not have been opened or stripped until after the conclusion of Marcos’ protest in connection with the vice-presidential race at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

“How can more than 120 SD cards have data in them when they came from VCM kits that were not used? This is highly questionable. This also supports our contention that the VCMs should be preserved until the election protest is concluded in the PET because they represent an important aspect in the protest,” he said.

Marcos lawyers earlier opposed the stripping of the unused VCMs as it was conducted in violation of the protective precautionary order issued by the PET to preserve the integrity of the ballot boxes and other equipment used in the last elections.

Despite the objections of the Marcos camp, the Comelec still proceeded with the stripping and turnover of the VCMs on October 26, 2016.

“We will fight this until the very end because the integrity of the country’s election system is at stake here and we would not stop until we shall have exposed all the fraud and machinations they carried out and continuously carry out until the present,” Rodriguez said.

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  1. mabait ako talaga on

    What kind of data these morons are talking about? Brand new SD cards will always have data on them, they are called “instructions”. Any storage device, such as SD cards, floppy disk drives, even the old magnetic tapes, have instructions in them to determine what kind of data it will accept and store, what part of the memory it will store, how it will be stored (meaning, will it be stored as is when it received? will it be stored sequentially? will it be stored alphabetically? and so on) The bottom line is this– Having data on those unused SD cards DO NOT mean anything. Marcos’ lawyers cannot and will not prove anything, and those data found on unused SD shall NOT yield anything.

  2. There were numerous strong evidences found and reported.. by Marcos, Jr. strong supporters the iglesia ni Kristo church members .that those VCM has to be stripped to avoid being caught of cheating during the last May 9 election. Wala ng iba pang dahilan,The SC must not tolerate the cheating committed under Chairman Bautista, the cheating he condoned to happen because of his cousin BSAIII pronouncement not to let Marcos, Jr ever . wins as VP

  3. Are the SD cards brand new per contract? If this is not specified, then the data needs to be decrypted and identified as data of substance to Marcos’ cheating claim. If the data is old rubbish, then there is no need for the Marcos camp to blow their trumpet. People are computer savvy nowadays.

    Before a lawyer of substance can claim massive election cheating is done as evidenced by data on the SD cards, he must wait for decryption before declaring so. Evidently, the lawyer/s are in need of newsfeed material to satisfy Marcos’ return of his HUGE legal services investment.

  4. “Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again,” theme in George Elliot’s Silas Marner. A secret was concealed after 20 years, by nature.
    Hoping that the elections-2016 secret gets revealed soonest by technology and through the persistence and insistence of BBM and his lawyers. Not only to serve BBM’s purpose but more importantly, the COMELEC’s hand in mocking, misreading, mistreating the country’s electorate.

  5. Has the Comelec become a party in thwarting the people’s will in the last elections? This question has to be answered by its commissioners when initial findings in the protest of Bongbong Marcos against the election of Leni Robredo have showed maniopulations.

  6. Latest feedback from observers last night is that the data failed to be decrypted. Why when only Comelec and Smartmatic (even if di dapat) are the ones holding the decryption key (or “PIN”) to convert the encrypted data to human-readable version. Anotther ploy ? These SDs MUST be guarded by soldiers, NBI, Marcos camp IT people and election advocates para di na naman makalusot and sumira ng ating demokrasya !