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Jakarta Post

‘It’s difficult to break down’: Prabowo camp reports alleged fraud based on screenshots, viral videos

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 9, 2019   /  12:31 pm
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The great wait: A TV cameraman and a reporter work in front of a large screen showing the ongoing results of 2019 election vote count, which uses the vote count information system (situng) at the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta on Sunday. The vote count is being carried out at the subdistrict, district, city, provincial and then national levels from April 25 to May 23. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has begun a hearing into alleged data errors that have been reported as fraud by the campaign team of former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno. The hearing was the Bawaslu's response to a complaint Prabowo's team filed on Friday, claiming that 73,000 data entry errors the General Elections Commission (KPU) published of its ongoing vote tally in the real count system (situng) constituted fraud. The team also demanded Bawaslu to stop publishing the count on the internet. KPU legal division member Setya Indra Arifin said there were indeed errors on the KPU website, but the number was not as high as 73,000. The KPU reported 244 findings related to errors&...