And the election paranoia continues. After several problems like malfunctioning VCMs, there’s now a video going around showing poll watchers allegedly pre-shading ballots in Lanao Del Sur.
It was first shared on political organization Youth Act Now Against Tyranny’s Facebook page. You can see several ballots being shaded at an undisclosed precinct. Eagle-eyed netizens believe they were shading the circles beside Francis Tolentino and Zajid Mangudadatu—both from PDP-Laban and backed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte.
PANOORIN: Nakuhanan ang pre-shading ng mga balota sa Lanao del Sur!Patunay ito ng malawakang dayaan sa natapos na 2019 elections, lalo na sa Mindanao na nasa ilalim ng Martial Law.Mga kabataan at mamamayan, maging mapagbantay sa ating boto ngayong halalan! #LabatanKabataan! #LabanBayan!
Posted by Youth Act Now Against Tyranny on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Others seem skeptical that this happened in Lanao Del Sur because Samira Gutoc topped the senate polls in the region. She’s followed by Duterte-backed candidates Bong Go, Gen. Bato Dela Rosa, Zajid Mangudadatu, and Cynthia Villar. Some are also claiming this video was shot in 2016.
That doesn’t mean Comelec shouldn’t look into this and give concerned citizens an explanation. We deserve more than just excuses for a possibly faulty election.
Photo courtesy of Inquirer.net
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