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.