Robredo camp mum on Sotto’s allegations of electoral fraud

MANILA The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo is mum on the alleged irregularities of the 2016 local and national elections as bared by Senator Vicente Sotto III.

In a television interview Wednesday evening, lawyer Romulo Macalintal, Robredo's legal counsel said issues hounding the allegations made by Sotto do not affect Robredo.

"I am confident that it will never affect her because the integrity and accuracy of the 2016 automated election system had been affirmed by the Supreme Court Presidential Electoral Tribunal when it dismisses Marcos' first cause of action assailing integrity of the system, Macalintal said.

On Tuesday, Sotto said results of the May 2016 national elections may have been altered due to alleged irregularities, such as the transmission of votes happening a day before the actual counting of ballots.

The senator added that his impeccably reliable source also believes that the election servers were also accessed by a foreign entity before, during, and after the polls.

Meanwhile, in the same interview, Robredo's erstwhile rival former Senator Bongbong Marcos lauded the action taken by Sotto for exposing the supposed poll irregularities.

I am happy that other patriotic leaders and stakeholders have seen the extent of the conspiracy, interference, and manipulation of the election results by Smartmatic, Marcos said.

Marcos, who claimed that Robredo benefited from massive electronic cheating during the 2016 polls, had filed an electoral protest against Robredo's victory.

Earlier, the Commission on Elections said it would look into the allegations raised by Sotto.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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