Census mobiles were rigged ?just like in the movies? reveals mobile ID expert

Mobiles do recenseamento foram viciados ?como nos filmes?? , revela perito em mobile ID

There were few actual mechanical failures and most of the alleged problems with registration equipment were caused, intentionally, by members of the brigades to prevent opposition party members from registering, according to an investigation by the IPC Election Bulletin.

A Mobiles ID (registration computer) expert claims that the level of malfunctions reported in this election has never occurred in any country. And it is strange that the problems reported by supervisors are not reported to the Lexton/Graphic Arts consortium that has technicians to repair the malfunctions, which increases the suspicion of manipulation of the equipment for political purposes.

For example, there were reportedly major problems in capturing photographs and registering fingerprints. Failures in capturing images and fingerprints do happen, but they are related to the quality of the light and possible glare from the voter's facial skin being oily. The same happens with fingerprints when the fingers are damp or oiled. But when digital capture fails, mobiles have the manual capture system. The two systems cannot fail simultaneously. In other words, in case the automatic capture fails, it is recommended to use the manual system. In addition, the brigades were instructed that in case of image capture failures, they should recommend the voter to pass a cloth or towel over his face, or even his hands, as a solution.

What was happening is that the brigadistas purposely did not resort to hand-capturing or recommend that voters pass a towel or cloth over their face to wipe the glare off their skin.

CIP Bulletin research reveals that mobiles have few problems, and none of them are related to what is always reported. The most common problems with these machines have to do with overheating or manufacturing defects, or else software or hardware problems. All cases are less than 1%. In other words, they are insignificant. According to the expert, if the failure is in software, the repair is done in minutes or hours and never lasts a day, contrary to what is reported. If the problem is hardware, there is also a guarantee of immediate replacement.

Now, the problems presented by supervisors during voter registration have nothing to do with those that are common in this type of technology.

Many of these problems can only occur in situations of poor connection or disconnection of cables, either by mistake or on purpose. The specialist we have been quoting emphasizes that no problem can take more than a day without being solved. He considers it strange that there are malfunctions that last for weeks.

The CIP Bulletin understands that the central STAE, the one in Maputo City, and the one in Matola had spare equipment to replace them in case of breakdown at any point. In fact, 42 mobiles were distributed in the last two weeks to the central and northern provinces.

The argument presented by STAE in Tete that some machines showed images of hyenas is, for the specialist, an example of exaggeration in the manipulation of the equipment. According to him, in none of the 161 countries did the machines show images of animals.

Observers have reported 25% of registration posts with equipment or supply problems, but it now appears that most of the "problems" were not reported to STAE or Lexton/Graphic Arts, but rather intentional and organized manipulation of equipment to block the registration of opposition party voters. (cipeleições)

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