CONTROVERSIAL voting machine supplier Smartmatic Corp. will be banned from doing business with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) when the Supreme Court (SC) accepts the evidence showing it lied to the court to bag the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine supply contract, the poll watchdog said.

Election watchdog Citizens for Clean and Credible Elections (C3E) made this forecast on Sunday as it disclosed that it has uncovered compelling evidence to prove that the Venezuela-based Smartmatic deliberately misrepresented itself before the SC in 2012 when the court ruled as legal the P1.2-billion Comelec-Smartmatic deal for the acquisition of 82,000 units of PCOS machines.

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