RE: Smartmatic not smart after all

By Pompeyo S. Pedroche, reader

Posted at May 28 2010 04:18 PM | Updated as of May 29 2010 12:18 AM

The billions of pesos that Smartmatic has demanded for a fast, accurate, and credible election is surely proving to be too much money for so little return. The automated election that this hi-tech agency flaunted has been exposed to be riddled with basic and damaging flaws: electronically transmitted data can be intercepted and/or altered, flash cards can be duplicated, and many machines have been found to be pigs in a poke.
 
Moreover, Senate probers have discovered erroneous numbers of registered voters and the existence of two sets of COCs.
 
In addition, the failure of Smartmatic to deliver has in stead spawned electoral protests from Presidential Erap down to local candidate Susano of Quezon city, and other losers like Mike Defensor and Atienza. It even stalled the final count for the vice-presidential race.
 
Worse, a group of “wizards” led by a masked Koala creature, says that this automated election could be manipulated for the right price. Is this what we get for billions that we paid for a smooth automated election as assured by Smartmatic?
 
Pompeyo Pedroche
New Jersey, USA
pspedroche[at]msn.com