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GEC certifying general election results

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The Guam Election Commission is expected to officially close out the books on the 2012 general election. Board members are schedule to meet this evening, during which time they are expected to certify the results from the general election. Executive director Maria Pangelinan says the Commission must first address four new administrative complaints that were filed since the last meeting.

"So they've been advised that most of the complaints that have come up at this point in time if they wish to contest the election results it has to go through the Superior Court of Guam," she said.  

Three of the complaints relate to questions over an alleged criminal record of Umatac Mayor-Elect Johnny Quinata. Another was filed by Patrick Iriarte, contesting the election results and alleging fraud and a conspiracy against the current administration, certain members of the GEC board and the media to suppress his write-in candidacy for congress.

Meanwhile, Pangelinan says district registrars have already been paid but the close to 300 precinct officials are still waiting for their checks as the vendor numbers are still being processed by the Department of Administration and the Bureau of Budget Management & Research.

Precinct officials will be called when the checks are ready.

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