Prabowo Team reports incorrect vote data entries to Supervisory Board

Prabowo Team reports incorrect vote data entries to Supervisory Board

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Information Technology (IT) Volunteers of the Prabowo Subianto Campaign Team (BPN) reported a total of 73,716 incorrect vote data entries on the Vote Count Information System (Situng) of the General Election Commission (KPU) to the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu).

"Initially, we found 9,440 (incorrect data entries), and it later increased to 73,715 entries on Situng from April 27 to May 2, 2019," Mustofa Nahrawardaya, coordinator of the BPN's IT Volunteers, said here on Friday.

The vote data entry inconsistencies occurred in at least 477,021 polling stations.

"The largest number of mistakes was found in Central Java, notably in 7,666 polling stations, in 5,826 polling stations in East Java, 4,327 polling stations in North Sumatra, 3,296 polling stations in South Sumatra, and 3,219 polling stations in South Sulawesi," he said.

The tolerance limit of mistakes in the IT system is 0.1 percent, while the mistake rate in the KPU Situng is 15.4 percent.

He urged the Commission to stop data entries on the Situng, and to conduct a forensic audit of the KPU IT. On April 17, 2019, Indonesia organized simultaneous legislative and presidential elections, considered to be the world's largest and most complex single-day democratic exercise. The KPU set up more than 810 thousand polling stations across Indonesia and overseas.

The complex elections saw unexpected martyrs -- 412 polling officers, 55 election supervisors, and 18 police officers -- dying of exhaustion. More than three thousand polling station officers fell ill due to fatigue after working long hours, up to more than 24 hours prior, during and after polling day.

The elections also increased the burden on over 192 eligible voters, who had to decide their president, vice president, members of the House of Representatives (DPR), senators of the Regional Representative Council (DPD), members of the Provincial Legislative Council (DPR I), and members of the District/Municipality Legislative Council (DPRD II).