Frequently Asked Questions about Bongbong Marcos’ Electoral Protest

Question:

What is an election protest?

Answer:

It is a process by which a candidate presents evidence to prove that there were mistakes, anomalies and outright cheating in the conduct of elections. The deciding body will then issue a ruling for or against the protesting candidate.


Question:

Who decides the election protest?

Answer:

For President & Vice President, it is the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET)


Question:

Is this the first time an election protest is filed with the PET?

Answer:

No. This is the 5th time.


Question:

When did former Senator Bongbong Marcos (BBM) filed his electoral protest to Supreme Court’s PET?

Answer:

June 29, 2016


Question:

What are the allegations cited by Bongbong Marcos?

Answer:
  • alleged pre-shading of ballots
  • massive vote buying
  • script change in the transparency server that supposedly altered the results,
  • pre-loaded secure digital cards
  • misreading of ballots
  • malfunctioning vote counting machines
  • an “abnormally high” unaccounted votes/undervotes for the position of vice president.

Question:

How long will it take to resolve BBM’s election protest?

Answer:

No one can say. It’s really up to the Supreme Court / PET to determine the pace at which the protest will proceed. We have and will continue to comply with all the requirements of the High Tribunal at the soonest possible time, without resorting to delaying tactics.

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