More wet ballots and even grass were found in the ballot boxes from the hometown of Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo as vote recount continued, The Manila Times Online reported on Monday (Apr 9).
The discovery of wet ballots and grass proves that the integrity of the ballot boxes has been violated, said a source from the House of Representatives Election Tribunal (HRET).
The camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that wet ballots were first discovered on April 2 and noted that this was an indication of fraud. It claimed that audit logs also went missing.
However, Vice President Robredo’s camp dismissed it, saying that audit logs were not supposed to be stowed inside ballot boxes.
“With the discovery of extra votes to Roberdo in clustered precincts in Bato, Camarines Sur and the wet ballots in several clustered precincts, we are convinced that more evidence of fraud, ballot box tampering and vote peddling are to come out, validating our case that the 2016 election for vice president is the worst in history,” said Vic Rodriguez, spokesman of Marcos.