Math expert backs out of forum on Leni-Bongbong race
The statistics expert who alleged a pattern in the way Leni Robredo's numbers caught up with those of early vice presidential race leader Bongbong Marcos in the Comelec's transparency, has backed out of a forum wherein he was expected to discuss his theories on alleged fraud.
David Yap, a former economics instructor at Ateneo De Manila University, reportedly cited "concerns about his security."
The University of the Philippines School of Statistics on Thursday night announced the cancellation of the forum scheduled on Friday.
"We are cancelling the talk entitled Analysis of Voting Patterns in the Vice Presidential Race (scheduled May 13, 2016 10:00 a.m.) upon the request of Mr. Yap due to concerns about his security," the post read. —NB, GMA News
BBM vs Leni: Forget Math, Hash Code is the Smoking Gun
Line 008 generates the on-the-spot hash code for results_nle2016_05092016_2000.txt, which is:
7370d0daf9a76d026afbdeabad55c2aeThis is the problem that the IT expert was pointing out. The expected hash code which starts with "b5cf93b..." DOES NOT MATCH the generated hash code that starts with "7370d0...".
Yes, the Comelec Transparency Server seems to have used two different programs: one before 8:00 PM 09 May 2016, and another after that. An alternative explanation would be that the Comelec Transparency Server's zip files's contents were changed in the middle of the night.
Note, that this discovery need not necessarily imply electoral fraud. However, the fact remains that Comelec-Smartmatic appears to have used two different programs in the middle of counting votes, or that it changed file contents, in the middle of the night.
Yes, differing hash codes do not automatically mean electoral fraud, but they sure do point to it.
... Hey, Comelec and Smartmatic, you have a serious problem. - Thinking Pinoy