SAN JUAN – The electoral commissioner of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), Gerardo Antonio Cruz Maldonado described Saturday as “wrong.”
“The PNP filed the appeal, which we understand was wrong and only seeks to limit access to the necessary information that would allow us to know if irregularities related to early voting, as well as hand-added voting, did indeed occur. This situation caused the work on the floor to be stopped to the detriment of the process, which we all want to be carried out as soon as possible, ”said Cruz Maldonado in written statements.
Cruz Maldonado expressed that he is preparing to file his position before the Supreme Court on this matter.
On the other hand, the electoral commissioner of the Citizen Victory Movement Olvin Valentín Rivera mentioned that they are prepared to defend their case before the Supreme Court.
“The chaos caused by the PNP with the approval of a new Electoral Code a few months before the elections, has been accompanied by a series of gross breaches with internal processes of the Commission, including hiding information necessary for the purity of the electoral processes. More than 1 month ago we began to request information related to early voting and despite the existence of a ministerial duty to produce it, the EEC has failed to fulfill its obligation and responsibility, even when ordered by a Court. What are they afraid of? What are they hiding? ”Asked Valentín Rivera.
Finally, the elected governor, Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia demanded that they end the delays for the general scrutiny.
“It is in the scrutiny that all this is done, that the scrutiny has just been carried out and they stop putting off the issue. I know that there are some cases before the Courts but I am confident that the Court will see what is happening here is that some want to postpone the inevitable “,
The Supreme Court accepted the appeal for judicial assistance filed by the New Progressive Party (PNP), against the case of the Citizen Victory Movement versus the State Elections Commission (CEE).