Failure of Philippines Election Has Begun
May 4, 2010 (LPAC)–With presidential and congressional elections scheduled for next Monday, May 10, the long-expected effort of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to bring about a “failed election,” as the last means of staying in power (and out of jail), is now in full swing. The means for that outcome are now centered on the fact that there is a complete switch from a manual voting and counting system to a computer-based system for the entire country, all 80,000 or so voting places, all in one go.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the company that sold the voting machines, Smartmatic-TIM, ran a “test election” to see if the machines worked, but they failed in numerous, spectacular ways. In some districts, the votes for the leading two candidates were all switched to another candidate!
Smartmatic-TIM says it will rush corrected memory programming flash cards to the 76,000 voting machines scattered across the islands, but most of these cards are located overseas, and must be shipped to the Philippines, programmed, distributed, and installed before next Monday.
President Arroyo’s election lawyer immediately came forth to report: “Postponement of election is the only remedy to prevent a failure of election.”
Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales, known as the dirty tricks man behind Arroyo, announced weeks ago that “cheating has begun,” and that money was being distributed to some Comelec officials to rig the election results — something he knows a great deal about. Arroyo won her second term of office in 2004 in an election which was so massively rigged that she herself was caught on tape arranging some of the fraud with election officials.
Arroyo, who is constitutionally prohibited from reelection to another term, is running for a safe House seat, both to retain parliamentary immunity from prosecution for her many blatant crimes in office, and with the expectation that the seat can be parlayed into Prime Minister, if she is successful in changing the country from a presidential to a parliamentary system.
Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, son of Cory Aquino, beneficiary of the first People’s Power Coup run by George Shultz in 1986 against the last nationalist leader in the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, is currently the front runner in the polls. Noynoy is running on the saintly hem of his recently deceased mother’s halo. It was Cory who shut down the nation’s newly constructed nuclear plant, scrapped the Green Revolution food program, and set the nation on the course for economic dissolution.