The Commission on Elections has yet to begin counting votes for this year’s elections, disproving a circulating graphic depicting Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s landslide victory.
The image showed that Marcos led with 22,259,467 votes while Robredo trailed behind with 10,425,315.
Counting of votes will begin after the polls close at 7 p.m. on May 9, according to the Commission on Elections.
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Sino na excited mamaya? Note: Umidlip na kayo ngayon kasi pag patak ng 7PM wala ng tulugan
(Who are excited for later? Note: Nap now because come 7 pm, no one should sleep)!
Marcos repeated at the Uniteam Mindanao campaign rally on May 5 his claim that he was cheated in the 2016 vice presidential race which Leni Robredo won.
A side-by-side comparison of the graphic from Rappler and the bogus graphic shows the similarities between the layouts. The images of the presidential candidates were positioned on the left while their percentage votes appeared on the right. Unlike the fake graphic, however, Rappler used the percentage symbol “%” in its graphic.
Rappler’s live election results count had not started at the time the post was published.
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