Isabella Philippi Cámara
A week after Puerto Rico’s Election Day, missing election boxes, stolen memory cards, and a crashing election results website have led to even more public distrust against the island’s electoral commission.
The biggest race is the gubernatorial one, with six total candidates running (five with parties and one running independently).
“I am optimistic that over 3,000 complaints have been filed with the FCC,” Rep. Velázquez told Latino Rebels on Wednesday.
The issue of the ballots was already being questioned long before Sunday’s disaster.
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Protests in front of the governor’s mansion, La Fortaleza, have been ongoing since Wednesday, though protestors have made sure to follow safety precautions and social distancing due to COVID-19.
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s Senate approved the amendments to the Civil Code on Monday, causing an uproar online due to the proposed legislation not receiving public hearings nor publication of the final draft before the vote.