Former senator Bongbong Marcos on April 2 expressed his concern that several ballots from four clustered precincts in Bato, Camarines Sur would not be “useable” because there were supposedly “recently wet.”
The Ilocos Norte politiko, in a Rappler article, made the claim as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) began the ballot recounts for his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
“Basa. So hindi magamit. Hindi namin maintindihan papano, imposible naman siguro na dalawang taong basa yan…Palagay ko, kailangan talaga pag aralan kung paano nangyari yan. Ibig sabihin kasi kung may nagbasa, may nagbukas nung ballot box,” Marcos said.
He also said 38 ballot boxes have missing audit logs.
“Bakit importante yun? Dahil ang audit log ang, ang record kung ano oras nagbukas ang presinto, anong oras nagsaksak ng boto, anong oras nagsara yung presinto,” Marcos said.
“Eh kung may late reporting, o early reporting, tulad ng nakikita namin sa ibang record na may pumapasok na resulta Sunday May 8, merong pumapasok na resulta late May 9 at umaga May 10, dun natin makikita dapat sa audit log, eh winala ang audit log,” he added.