In my commentary blog, I had apprehensions whether the automated elections would be hacked or not – but I believe that these doubts were just normal, especially when it was everyone’s first time to vote electronically. But, hey, even Conrado de Quiros had doubted, but apologized afterwards in his column.
When the election results came out, it was obvious that the winners were really people’s votes.
I am embarrassed, however, to watch the House probe the poll automation, and the politicians who act like they are techno wizards. I am more embarassed when Atty Susano wants Smartmatic to return all payments for breach of contract. It’s like another Naia 3 probe happening all over again.
Anyway, even the newly appointed US ambassador to the Philippines Amb. Henry Thomas says that similar challenges happen in the US, but still congratulates the Filipinos for the election process.
I am appalled to watch Koala Bear snitch, and politicians bitch. I am afraid that because of these sour losers probe, no companies engaged in electronic voting machine business would ever want to deal with us for another automated election. Unless, of course, this is what the losers really want to happen.