Situng's vote-count result shows Jokowi-Amin still leading: KPU

Situng's vote-count result shows Jokowi-Amin still leading: KPU

The General Elections Commission's (KPU's) vote-count information system (Situng) claimed that the preliminary vote-count result until Saturday, 5:30 p.m. local time, showed Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma'ruf Amin continuing to maintain a lead by securing 55,929,995 votes.

"The largest number of inconsistencies has been observed in Central Java, particularly in 7,666 polling stations, in 5,826 East Java polling stations, 4,327 North Sumatra polling stations, 3,296 South Sumatra polling stations, and 3,219 South Sulawes
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The General Elections Commission's (KPU's) vote-count information system (Situng) claimed that the preliminary vote-count result until Saturday, 5:30 p.m. local time, showed Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma'ruf Amin continuing to maintain a lead by securing 55,929,995 votes.

The Jokowi-Amin pair won 56.10 percent of the votes, while their challenger, the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair pocketed 43,765,786 votes, or 43.90 percent of the votes, according to Situng whose vote-count results were published by the KPU on its official website.

Situng's vote recapitulation is based on 65.02 percent of the total votes collected from 813,350 polling stations across Indonesia and abroad.

The Commission pointed to Situng's vote-count result not yet being official, as the manual vote tabulation based on the actual C1 vote tally forms is still ongoing at several levels.

The Prabowo-Sandi camp have made repeated requests to the KPU commissioners to immediately drop the Situng after claiming to have recorded inconsistent data entry regarding counting on Situng's website.

The Information Technology (IT) Volunteers of the Prabowo-Sandi Campaign Team (BPN) has brought to the notice of the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) some 73,716 incorrect vote data entries on KPU's Situng.

"At first, we spotted 9,440 (incorrect data entries), and that figure ultimately rose to 73,715 entries on Situng between April 27 and May 2, 2019," Mustofa Nahrawardaya, coordinator of the BPN's IT Volunteers, remarked.

Inconsistencies in the vote data entry surfaced in at least 477,021 polling stations.

"The largest number of inconsistencies has been observed in Central Java, particularly in 7,666 polling stations, in 5,826 East Java polling stations, 4,327 North Sumatra polling stations, 3,296 South Sumatra polling stations, and 3,219 South Sulawesi polling stations," he stated.

The room for error in the IT system is at most 0.1 percent, but an error of 15.4 percent was found in the KPU Situng.

He called on the Commission to halt the entry of data on the Situng and to initiate a forensic audit of the KPU IT.

Responding to such electoral irregularities, several hundred ulemas, in support of the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair, came together for a meeting held for the third time, or termed "Ijtima Ulama III," in Sentul, Bogor, West Java, on Wednesday, during which they issued five recommendations.

One of the recommendations underscored the ulemas' beliefs of structured, systematic, and massive electoral fraud during the recently concluded presidential elections. To this end, the ulemas have appealed to the Prabowo-Sandi pair's National Winning Body to adopt the necessary legal and procedural measures.
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