- People of the Republic of the Philippines
The Manila Times has stated that Smartmatic's system was unreliable, glitchy and vulnerable to tampering.
In early 2017, The Manila Times reported that Smartmatic machines were equipped with SD cards where voter entries are recorded, citing Glenn Chong, a former congressman of the NGO Tanggulang Demokrasya (TANDEM) stating that "at least one SD card was tampered with", allegedly showing that Smartmatic's system was "very much open to hijacking or sabotage.
The IBON Foundation, a non-profit research organization based in the Philippines also criticized Smartmatic's system, stating in 2016 that "Why Smartmatic keeps on winning Comelec contracts boggles the mind especially considering the numerous and major malfunctions by the machines and services that Smartmatic provided in the past two elections" and that there were "allegations of rigged bidding to favor Smartmatic such as designing contracts where only Smartmatic can qualify or omitting requirements that will otherwise disqualify Smartmatic
We, the law abiding citizens of the Republic of the Philippines would like to appeal to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to differ from using the Smartmatic/PCOS machines for the 2019 midterm elections.
The No Smartmatic for 2019 Midterm Election petition to People of the Republic of the Philippines was written by Dexter Laurel and is in the category Science & Technology at GoPetition.