Sotto says to present more proof of alleged 2016 poll fraud


Posted at Mar 08 2018 06:06 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III. File photo

MANILA - Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Thursday said he would present more evidence to back his allegations of election fraud in 2016.

"I will present more logs on Monday," Sotto said in a statement.

This after Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said Sotto's documents on alleged irregularities during the 2016 elections are not enough to say that there was poll fraud.

Sotto had revealed on Tuesday that he received reliable information that there was an early transmission of votes and foreign access to the election servers used in the polls 2 years ago.

"We need to set aside the allegations and his interpretations of the allegations... In his speech, there are no indications of what the allegations said and contained," Jimenez said Wednesday.

The senator hit back at Jimenez and challenged him to show a document that authorized the supposed early transmission of votes.

"The Comelec spokesperson is making their institution look incapable," Sotto said.

"Show me a circular or memo that shows the authorized transmission of votes to the server from May 8 to the wee hours of May 9, 2016. In the absence of such circular, did he just admit that there was indeed irregularity in the 2016 presidential elections?" he added.

On Thursday, Sen. Nancy Binay said she has also received reports of alleged irregularities in the 2016 elections and backed calls to investigate the issue.