VCMs used in May 13 polls post record-high 99.99 percent accuracy in random audit

(Eagle News)–The vote-counting machines that were used in the May 13 elections have yielded a record-high 99.99 percent accuracy, a random audit showed.

The team that conducted the audit said the score, which covers  711 clustered precincts, was the highest since the country implemented  automated elections  in 2010.

That year, the machines yielded an accuracy of 99.58 percent.

In 2013 and 2016, the machines showed a  99.9747 % and 99.9027 % accuracy, respectively.

The results of the  audit supervised by officials from the Commission on Elections appear to lay to rest claims there was fraud in the midterm polls that showed administration candidates dominating.

In the Senate, for instance, no opposition Otso Diretso candidate made it to the winning circle.