MANILA, Philippines – The sizable lead of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. over Vice President Leni Robredo in the presidential race was made more apparent in how voters in hundreds of precincts across the country failed to give Robredo a single vote.
Based on partial and unofficial results transmitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency and media servers as of 12:45 pm on May 11, Rappler found that voters in numerous precincts either shunned or overwhelmingly supported the top two presidential contenders.
Robredo got zero votes in 595 precincts. Of these, 278 are in Sulu alone. There were 270,600 voters in these precincts. They are located in these areas:
Marcos also found no luck in 75 precincts, with 27,872 voters overall, in the following provinces:
Even in the 2016 vice presidential race, there were more precincts that recorded zero votes for Robredo than those that recorded zero votes for Marcos. In particular, Robredo got zero votes in 179 precincts nationwide, while Marcos got zero votes in 133 precincts.
Red and pink precincts
The voter turnout in several precincts were found to completely favor either Robredo or Marcos. On one hand, Marcos got 100% of the votes in 43 precincts, which had 17,530 voters, specifically in the following areas:
On the other hand, Robredo got 100% of the votes in 21 precincts, with 8,040 voters. These are in the following provinces:
You may view all the specific precincts here:
– with reports from Dylan Salcedo, Alyssa Ty/Rappler.com