Comelec probing Smartmatic’s alleged meeting with a candidate’s team in 2022This file photo shows the Commission on Elections headquarters in Manila. This came after Sen. Koko Pimentel asked the Comelec whether it had been informed of the alleged incident between Smartmatic and the unnamed electoral candidate. Pimentel asked: “There are allegations that a certain camp of a certain candidate met with the owner of Smartmatic during the election period of 2022. Has this report reached the Comelec and has the Comelec investigated this report?”Marcos, who was speaking for the Comelec, answered in the affirmative: “Yes.”“The Comelec is saying that there is a pending disqualification case against Smarmatic from bidding in any Comelec exercise. I believe it also includes the allegations and charges against former Comelec Chair Andy Bautista,” Marcos said.
Source: Philippine Star November 20, 2023 15:14 UTC