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I’m Dreaming of a Clean Election

Posted in Politics with tags , , , on February 4, 2010 by annepotz

“Jamming devices may delay transmission of election results, but could not alter the votes.” –SMARTMATIC

Do you think the 2010 Elections will be clean and cheat-free? I don’t think so, when we are talking about the Philippines. SMARTMATIC may always inform that the technology that they are providing for the 2010 Elections is cheat-free, I till doubt it. The fact that results will be delayed is not an assurance that there will be no hocus focus in the number of votes. Well come on, did they not perceive this problem before?

How do jamming devices work? Jamming devices overpower by transmitting a signal on the same frequency and at a high enough power that the two signals collide and cancel each other out. The machines to be used by SMARTMATIC will utilize a network signal for the transmission of the results. So, if the signal will be jammed, there will be delay and delay means…you know what happens next. Long delays usually will enable these politicians to manipulate the votes, well, maybe by means of forcing and all that.

The system is still on testing fields, three months away before the 2010 Elections. It is very Filipino. Rush, rush, rush!  There will be a great rush and voila! I know that we need to upgrade the voting system, we must be vigilant. We must familiarize ourselves with the new system of voting for the country’s future depends on who’ll be elected. Ignorance is not good during this time. We must be aware, open our eyes on what we can do.

Sometimes it is very annoying when you hear people say, “Bahala na..” This attitude must be eliminated, not tomorrow, but now, for a better Philippines.