2016 'election cheating', 'poll fraud' in Maguindanao caught on video

The Liberal Party (LP) has been accused of cheating in the 2016 elections and the alleged poll fraud in Maguindanao was caught on video.

A witness told News5 that the official ballots were pre-shaded and only a few people were feeding them to the Vote Counting Machine (VCM).

Normina Taha spoke about the alleged election cheating in Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao.

She said:

"Pagpasok ko po dun, iilang ballots na lang po yung natira dahil halos ubos na po. Nakita ko rin po yung lahat ng balota na yun...talagang...kumbaga lahat nung kanilang kandidato, yun po ang ni-shade nila doon. Sa LP po sila nag-focus eh. Ang inaano lang talaga nila doon sa LP yung kay vice Robredo, dun lang po sila nagfo-focus tsaka dun sa mayor at vice mayor."

[When I entered there, only a few ballots were left because all of it were nearly used up. I also saw that all the ballots...you might say (the circle beside the names of) their candidates were the ones being shaded. They focused on LP (bets). They focused mainly on vice (presidential candidate Leni) Robredo, and their candidates for mayor and vice mayor.]

Bassir Utto, a vice mayoralty candidate in that municipality, claimed that there was a connivance between the Commission on Elections (Comelec), authorities, and a leader of a private armed group identified as Waheed Tonloc. He said the woman shading the ballots is Tonloc's daughter and because there were armed men beside her, no one in the polling precinct was able to resist.

Here's a video of the exclusive report from News5. Watch: