Smartmatic admits using unofficial servers
THE CAMP of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was surprised to learn directly from Smartmatic that it used several servers apart from those sanctioned by the Commission on Elections during the May 2016 elections.
He cited the admission of Marlon Garcia, head of the Technical Support Team of Venezuela’s Smartmatic, that aside from the three servers sanctioned by the Comelec in the transmission of votes under the Automated Election System (AES), there also existed a “meet me room” where several servers were housed.
“This is a good day for Senator Marcos’ quest for truth because they (Smartmatic) finally admitted the existence of several other servers aside from the three legally authorized servers,” Rodriguez told reporters after a hearing on Thursday at the Manila Prosecutor’s Office.
Smartmatic lawyer George Aquino denied there were major changes at the height of the transmission of votes on May 9 when the almost one-million margin of Marcos was overtaken by his rival, then Camarines Sur representative and now Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.