The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo believes the election protest of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. is predicated on normal allegations and manufactured proof.
“In other words, what protestant Marcos is doing is throwing everything on the wall, hoping that something sticks,” mentioned Robredo in a quick filed by her counsels, attorneys Romulo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo, Friday (June 16) earlier than the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).
Macalintal additionally identified that Marcos himself claimed that the 2016 Automated Election System was non-compliant with Republic Act No. 8436 (Automated Elections Act) and rendered the entire automated election system null and void.
“It is clear, however, that his claim effectively attacks not only protestee Robredo’s canvassed votes but also his own,” Macalintal defined in an announcement.
In spite of this, the election lawyer mentioned Marcos, who misplaced to Robredo within the 2016 polls, needed the PET to proclaim him because the winner in an election “which he simultaneously impugns and claims to be null and void.”
Also, Macalintal noticed Marcos restricted his allegations to the extent of a barangay and municipality however sought the annulment of outcomes of the elections in provincial ranges.
He mentioned Marcos was additionally asking for the revision of votes in all clustered precincts in 22 provinces and 5 extremely urbanized cities, in impact outdoors of the ambit of an election protest.
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