Netizens’ claim of cheating in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur has no basis



It is true that the Narvacan Police Station in Ilocos Sur has received a complaint from a voter about his printed election receipt showing a different result, but allegations of election fraud have not been proved.


The complaint of Raymar Racacho is still being evaluated by the Board of Election Inspectors and the Commission on Elections, according to police.


Claims that presidential frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was being cheated surfaced after the Daily Tribune posted the report from Narvacan Police Station on May 9 on Racacho’s complaint that his election receipt showed he voted for Leni Robredo when he had voted for Marcos.


Reacting to the Tribune’s post, user Judale Belza Peralta said, "Wala na nagkakadayaan na (The cheating has begun)."


Another user, Jerwin Sonajo, said "Nagsisimula na agad ang pandaraya nila alam ksi (sic) wala sya ipapanalo kay BBM (Their cheating against BBM is starting because they know that they can't win against him)."


BBM is Marcos’ nickname.


A voter from the same precinct as Racacho said, however, the vote-counting machine had correctly read the ballots. Rudy Bragado Contillo told FactRakers in a message that he was the person next in line to Racacho. His post about the incident was shared by the Facebook page Ikkis Ti Candon Global.


Contillo also said voting at their precinct was temporarily suspended as authorities got the signature of Racacho.


The BEI has not released any findings, police officer Jesie Dasalla told FactRakers.


The Tribune’s post has reached 14,00 shares, 1,700 comments and 6,700 reactions, as of writing. (KC)