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On page 7:
On page 7:
Some Questions for the Comelec and Smartmatic
What could explain these error rates? What possible underlying root causes might explain these? How should the candidates and political parties interpret these discrepancies? How are the various RMA results consolidated? If a variance of 16.67 percent, similar to the one in this RMA, is noted in the 2013 polls, say in the senatorial position, what would the Comelec and Smartmatic do?
How are checks made on the canvassing process? How will the public or candidates and parties know if the canvass results are accurate? How should the audit of the canvassing results look like?
Discrepancy Between AES and RMA
Section 13 of the G.I. BEI states that “In the event of discrepancy between the AES and RMA results still exceeds the allowable margin of ten (10) votes per candidate per position (emphasis supplied), the RMA committee shall...”.
What does “allowable margin” mean? What is the basis for the “10 votes per candidate per position”?