PPCRV should explain discrepancy in party-list group votes–Comelec
Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) should address the discrepancy in the number of votes received by party-list group Confederation of Non-Stock Savings and Loan Associations (Consla).
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told reporters that while it did not discount the possibility of an investigation on Consla’s claim, it was upon PPCRV to address the issue.
“The letter is basically pointing out discrepancies between the PPCRV count and the Comelec count. Recently, the PPCRV has admitted that there were some miscalculations on their part. So I think in the first instance the people who should do the explaining is the PPCRV,” Jimenez said.
Jimenez said PPCRV should look into its system first to determine why its quick count did not match the Comelec’s official tally.
“You look at what the problem identified is. In this case, the discrepancy is between an unofficial source and the official result. So tingnan mo muna yung unofficial before you disturb the official one,” Jimenez said.
Jimenez said the Comelec was willing to assist the PPCRV in explaining the discrepancy but it should be done in accordance to the process.
In its letter-complaint, Consla noted how the PPCRV quick count, which was sourced from the Transparency Server, showed on May 9 that they had 342,513 votes.
The next day, the party-list group said the PPCRV tally showed they had 523,753 votes as of 11 a.m. and 555,896 votes by 12 noon to occupy the 14th rank in the tally.
The said results were posted on the Twitter feed of the PCCRV which became the basis of Consla’s complaint.
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