Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that his legal team is collating evidence of vote receipt discrepancies in the Overseas Absentee Voting in preparation for the filing of a complaint before the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
In an interview, Marcos said he will not take the discrepancies sitting down.
“We are in the process of collating all complaints, all data in preparation for the filing of a complaint before the Comelec regarding the controversy. We will exert all efforts to get to the bottom of this,” he vowed.
Marcos said more vote receipt discrepancies have been reported with the latest happening in California.
“What is disturbing is that I am the only one losing votes!” he said.
Vote receipt discrepancies were reported in Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait and Japan.
Marcos chided the Comelec for warning voters against taking selfies with their receipts, saying the poll body should ensure the conduct of clean, honest and credible elections.
The Comelec said the Board of Election Inspectors in Dubai, Hong Kong, Vientiane in Laos, Madrid in Spain and Singapore reported incidents of voters taking selfies with their ballots, which is strictly prohibited. Commissioner Arthur Lim said the poll body will investigate if charges should be filed.
“Instead of going after voters taking selfies, the Comelec should focus all its efforts in addressing various issues that threaten the credibility of the elections, such as the reported discrepancies in the ballot, the printed receipts and the hacking of their website that compromised voters’ data,” the senator noted.