Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes says he is willing to resign—should his critics be able to prove there were errors in the results of the 2010 and 2013 automated elections.
Brillantes was asked about calls by the AESWATCH for him to resign amid problems in the automated elections last week. “na naman? hindi ako magreresign pag sila magpaparesign sakin im not threatening them they have been undermining elections for last 4 years its about time they explain themselves I want to see evidence to show may maling resulta in 2010 and 2013 if they can prove it ill probably think about resigning but its not because of them but there was something wrong.”
as this developed, the poll chief said he is now verifying reports of corrupted compact flash cards which led to the failure of some pcos machines to transmit results. “wala pakong natatanggap na official report pero palagay ko meron
may cf card na sira di ko alam kong naturally or deliberately corrupted
definitely it can be, defective yung ibang cf card meron din mga sinira or nasira sinira ng tao sinasawsaw sa tubig nilulubog sa tinta scratchin di ko alam di ako marunong eh kung ako ayoko lumabas resulta ng pcos sisirain ko cf card para walang maitransmit chinecheck pa naming.
Brillantes recalled that in 2010, there were also some problems with cf cards.
“nung 2010 kokonti di pa nila naintidhan signfinnace ng cf card ngayon everybody talking about cf card yung nagkwento pwede galawin cf card yun sinasbai ng mga tao gusto magfailure of election ganun pala pwede nakawin hijack sirain”
Brillantes says they will prosecute those who destroyed cf cards, noting it is an election offence. “kahit sino siya kung sinira mo cf card that’s destorying an election paraphernalia which is signficant and important it will fall under election offense definitely para mong sinira election document.”
Brillantes added he hasn’t seen any reports about discrepancies in the results.
This after reports that the data from the final testing and sealing were transmitted instead of the actual results. “nung 2010 fts din a dapat mangyari fts nasolve na naming prublemang iyon din a dapat mangyari yun nagtataka ko possible more very improbable”
the poll chief also is looking into reports over social media over a pattern of votes that supposedly went to the major parties in the senatorial race.