There’s a possibility that the 16 million votes that brought President Rodrigo Duterte to Malacañang might not the final number as the revisors of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) discovered something during their recount in Camarines Sur.
According to the report of Manila Bulletin, PET revisors said that they found votes casted to President Duterte but were not counted.
However, they didn’t focus on counting the uncounted votes because their main task is to manually recount the ballots in the vice presidential position.
PET revisors checked the votes cast for the presidency after they found inconsistency in the results of the vice presidential election.
Several rumors circulated that President Rodrigo Duterte really got more than 20M votes during the last presidential election, however its remained unconfirmed because of the lack of efforts to investigate it.
The latest discovery of the PET revisors may add a credence that the former mayor of Davao City gained more than what the people knew.
National Youth Commissioner Ronald Cardema is one of the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that the President was cheated during the election.
Because of this discovery, Cardema seek to disqualify Smartmatic as technology provider in the next election.
“We want to show that Smartmatic used an additional server during the 2016 elections which was not included in the approved government election flowchart/system,” Cardema told the press.
“The computer experts from the Philippine Computer Society will show the patterns that direct to the angle the votes were shaved from Mayor Duterte and other presidential candidates just to boost Mar Roxas to second place,” he added.
Duterte won the 2016 election with more than 6.6 million votes against former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas.