DR1 - Central Electoral Board judge Eddy Olivares speculates the president of the JCE, Roberto Rosario wants to revoke the Resolution that established full transparency for publishing the vote count during the 20 May 2012 presidential election. The JCE had authorized the simultaneous transmission of the election results to the JCE, political parties, the media and the general public on the Internet at the same time.
Recent comments by Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario, expressing concern over the lack of guarantee of invulnerability of data transmission and the consequences that might occur in the simultaneous transmission of the election results to the political parties and the media have caused unease, both within and beyond the election agency.
Yesterday, Monday, 23 April, JCE member Eddy Olivares said that what had really caused concern were Rosario`s "dramatic, poorly timed and strange" statements. He hopes that Rosario has not changed his opinion about an initiative proposed by him and that was approved by the Plenary as a result of "pressure".
Meanwhile, another JCE member, Rosario Graciano, said that the Plenary should be united and just concentrate on the next election process. "This is what society expects of us professionals, who are in these positions," said Graciano.
Commenting on the issue, the PRD political delegate to the JCE, Salvador Ramos, recalled that the JCE president should inspire calm and trust, both of which are needed and provide all the required security so that the public can trust the election results. "This worry of his should not be transmitted because that creates a state of uncertainty, as reported in El Caribe. The president (of the JCE) should provide all involved with peace of mind," he said.
Olivares said that the comment made by the president of Claro that there is no safe data system is what any information technology specialist would say.
Olivares said, "The real purpose is to prevent the political parties and especially the media from receiving the transmission of the data. I want to categorically say that the purpose of the statements by Rosario is to revoke the resolution that the assembly of the judges had adopted in response to a request from Rosario himself," he said, as reported in Hoy. Read original at DR1.