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Rappler's latest stories on election fraud


MISLEADING: Sotto 'bares' senators linked to alleged 2016 poll fraud

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:47 PM

The Senate President has yet to name those who 'benefited' from irregularities in the 2016 elections, but a YouTube video thumbnail appears to implicate 4 opposition senators

Screenshot of website that appears to implicate 4 senators in the alleged 2016 poll fraud

‘Not enough proof’ yet in server logs to show 2016 poll fraud

Mar 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

IT experts push for more transparency and explanations from Comelec and Smartmatic to address cheating allegations in the automated elections

VOTE COUNTS. A vote-counting machine prints an election return during the May 2016 elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Irregularities' in 2016 election server logs? Not necessarily, says I.T. expert

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:10 AM

But the Comelec and Smartmatic should still explain the concerns in Senator Vicente Sotto III's privilege speech, says PPCRV IT director William Yu

Duterte, Calida, Macalintal | Evening wRap

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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Trillanes vs Zubiri, CDO floods, peace talks | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

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CDO floods, Marcos protest, Yasay | Midday wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:31 PM

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Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

Poll chief on 'whistleblowers': 'Bakit ngayon lang?'

May 31, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Too late the hero Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says after 3 self proclaimed whistleblowers surfaced to allege election fraud

ELECTIONS CHIEF. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista questions the 3 self-proclaimed whistleblowers presented by Pastor 'Boy' Saycon at the Senate. File photo by Comelec EID

Marcos camp files formal request to open Comelec servers

May 18, 2016 - 5:13 PM

VP bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr wants his team of IT experts to be allowed to audit the election results server before the start of the canvassing of votes

SYSTEM AUDIT. The camp of vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr, represented by lawyer Jose Amorado (left) and party-list congressman Jonathan dela Cruz (right), wants the Comelec to allow a public audit of the results server before the start of the official canvassing of votes on May 25, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Election data quash Marcos' cheating pattern claim

May 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The most useful and solid conclusions can be drawn from election data that are transparent and capable of being corroborated

EXPLAINER: What Marcos Jr should do to prove election fraud

May 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

If Mr Marcos seriously wants to know the truth the truth is just sitting on his lap His team surely has copies of the election returns printed at the precincts

BONGBONG IS THEIR VP. Supporters raise a poster of vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr during his final campaign rally in Mandaluyong City on May 7, 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Comelec fights unprecedented ‘misinformation’ online

May 08, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says it is now ‘easier to share than to verify’ allegations of poll fraud

'Fingerprints of election thieves' spotted in past PH polls data

May 08, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Our analysis of election results data in 2010 indicates a high probability of cheating in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur

Comelec: No formal complaints over vote receipts

May 07, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim appeals to journalists and opinion makers ‘not to magnify’ unverified reports ‘out of proportion’

'SHOW US PROOF.' Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista urges those with complaints on voters receipts to back up their  allegations with proof. Photo from Comeled EIID

Data leak can’t be used in cheating – Comelec

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says the poll body has printed a list of voters that shows the voters photos and which cannot be polluted

Comelec hit for crackdown on false claims of fraud

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Human rights group Centerlaw says the Comelec’s threat of prosecution produces a chilling effect on free speech

COMELEC WARNING. The Comelec says voters who falsely claim election fraud might face prosecution. The Philippines on May 9, 2016, is holding its 3rd automated elections using the machines of technology provider Smartmatic. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec to sue voters falsely claiming fraud

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Netizens spreading false reports about election fraud undermine the electoral process says Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim

WARNING VOTERS. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Arthur Lim (right) says it's an election offense to make false claims about election fraud. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Apr 05, 2016 - 7:07 PM

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Poll watchdog pushes for 'laptop count' to replace PCOS

Apr 10, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Former poll commissioner Gus Lagman proposes a system where votes will be counted manually on blackboards and encoded in laptops in the voting precincts

PROPOSING TO COMELEC. Former Comelec commissioner Augusto 'Gus' Lagman (1st from right) and former Comelec chairman Christian Monsod (2nd from right) speak with Comelec commissioner Luie Tito Guia after a meeting on April 11, 2015. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

On Prabowo's 'we was robbed' claims

Jul 24, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Deliberately undermining confidence in the electoral system based on unsubstantiated accusations of serious criminal behavior by officials is pretty low

THEIR SIDE. Members of the Prabowo campaign team at a media conference to announce alleged fraud on July 23. Photo by Dominic Berger/New Mandala

Abdullah 'open to talks' after Afghan election official quits

Jun 23, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Now the door is open for us to talk to the election commission and talk about the conditions and circumstances that will help the process Abdullah says

OPEN TO TALKS. 'Now the door is open for us to talk to the (election) commission and talk about the conditions and circumstances that will help the process,' Abdullah tells reporters after Amarkhail resigned. File photo by Hashmatullah/AFP

Afghan election in peril over Abdullah's fraud claims

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:09 PM

The presidential candidate ramps up his complaints over alleged fraud in June 14 s run off election by accusing his opponent Ashraf Ghani and outgoing President Hamid Karzai of being involved in an alleged fraud

ONE-ON-ONE. Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani (L) and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah take part in a debate at 1 TV in Kabul, Afghanistan on February 8, 2014. Photo by S. Sabawoon/EPA

Poe: Punish high-tech fraud or repeat 'Hello Garci'

May 28, 2014 - 7:26 PM

10 years after the Hello Garci scandal Senator Grace Poe says We need to prevent high tech election fraud from once again making a mockery of our electoral system

'GREAT INJUSTICE.' Senator Grace Poe is pushing for measures to prevent high-tech electoral fraud to prevent a repeat of the Hello Garci controversy. Photo from Poe's office

Delayed Afghan election result to be released Thursday

May 14, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Election result will be announced after a one day delay over fraud investigations into the first round of voting to find a successor to Hamid Karzai

Kagay-anons run for free, fair elections

May 05, 2013 - 9:11 PM

There have been alleged cases of fraud as CF cards were found in a dumpsite while votes were being counted in the May 2010 elections

New poll official and the ties that bind

Mar 08, 2013 - 5:32 PM

The new Comelec commissioner has ties to the Liberal Party and was unseated as a congressman due to alleged poll fraud

NEW COMMISSIONER. Newly-appointed Comelec commissioner Macabangkit Lanto with chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. Photo tweeted by Brillantes

Witness vs Arroyo credible, says Comelec

Jul 27, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Comelec asks the court that the statement of its very credible witness Norie Unas should be reconsidered

Fuming Abalos walks out of Pasay court

Jun 07, 2012 - 11:04 AM

UPDATED Abalos decries the presiding judge s decision on his co accused in an electoral sabotage case but returns to the courtroom about an hour after his walkout