PPCRV conducts audit tests to verify election results

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(File photo) The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said on Saturday (May 14) it did not find any single anomaly during the tests.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Due to issues on altered script in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has done audit tests to verify the partial, unofficial results.

Aside from what it calls "vanishing data" from four precincts, the PPCRV said on Saturday (May 14) it did not find any single anomaly during the tests.

PPCRV explained precincts that conducted multiple transmissions produced data that do not match.

PPCRV Communications Director Ana De Villa-Singson said the system automatically takes these data for observation and validation.

Amid the tight vice presidential race, the camp of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. alleged irregularities in the unofficial vote count, particularly the supposed new script or computer command fed to the transparency server's software.

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Marcos’ camp claimed the introduction of the new script has caused the senator's lead from Camarines Sur Third District Rep. Leni Robredo to erode at a rather distinctive pattern.

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With this, the PPCRV released a day, time, and region specific data set that show the transmission of votes since 5:00 p.m. on Monday (May 9) up to 2:00 p.m. on Friday (May 13).

Singson said it was done so that the public may scrutinize and counter-check the data that entered the transparency server with the allegations of Marcos' camp.

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As of 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, PPCRV awaits around 1.3 million votes or four percent of the total votes to be transmitted to the transparency server.

With special elections happening on Saturday, the PPCRV is expecting some votes to come in at around 5:00 p.m.

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