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Abas: Corrupted SD card from LA delayed receipt of Washington COC

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 03:04 PM May 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A corrupted SD card in Los Angeles caused the delay in the receipt of the certificate of canvass (COC) from Washington in the United States, Commission on Election (Comelec) chair Sheriff Abas said Wednesday.

“Ang info sa’tin, nung finifeed yung LA, nasira yung SD card. So during that feeding, parang hinintay pa, inayos pa. Pinadalhan namin sila ng SD card, fortunately naging maayos yung pagcacanvass nung sa LA,” Abas said during a press briefing after the proclamation of winning senatorial bets.

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(The information that we received is that when they were feeding the election results in Los Angeles, the SD card malfunctioned. They needed to fix it. We sent another SD card. Fortunately, the canvassing turned out well.)

“Kasi bago mo siya kukunin, ang LA, pupunta ng embassy sa Washington. It takes at least 5 hours bago siya pupunta dun sa Washington. And then iipunin lahat nung post sa US and then sabay sabay silang magtatransmit,” he explained.

(It takes five hours from Los Angeles to New York where they gather all the post and transmit the poll results together.)

Abas said the corrupted SD card from Los Angeles affected the transmission of the COC from Washington.

“So kung may pumalya dyan na isa, talagang maapektuhan yan lahat. So ganun yung nangyari sa LA. Isang SD card lang yung sa US, isang SD card lang yung nasira which is LA pero nadamay niya yung the rest of the US,” Abas added.

(When one part fails, everybody will be affected. That is what happened in LA. One SD card malfunctioned, so it affected the rest of the US.)

The proclamation of winning senatorial candidates and party-list representatives initially scheduled Tuesday did not push through because of the said delay. But the proclamation for Senate race winners finally pushed through Wednesday morning.

READ: 5 reelectionists, 4 returning, 3 new faces proclaimed senator

Meanwhile, party-list representatives are expected to be proclaimed at 7 p.m. (Editor: Eden Estopace)

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