7 months Jimenez: Smartmatic has no hold on Comelec MB
By Leslie Ann Aquino  Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said this after President Duterte call on the poll body to dispose of the vote counting machines (VCMs) of Smartmatic and instead look for a new one that is free of fraud. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez speaks during the Manila Bulletin’s Kapihan sa MB forum on Friday.(JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) “It is clear to us that Smartmatic has no hold on the COMELEC except for the fact that they always win the bidding,” he said in a forum Friday at the National Press Club in Manila. “There is always that chance ... more