Jakarta – The Committee to Elect Prabowo-Sandi (Badan Pemenangan Nasional Prabowo-Sandi
– “BPN Prabowo-Sandi”) has reported the Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum – “KPU”) and quick
count agencies to the Elections Monitoring Agency (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum – “Bawaslu”) for administrative
violations. “Today we are reporting the violations perpetrated by all survey
agencies who performed quick counts
on 17 April. We are also reporting KPU for a complaint of administrative
violations,” said BPN’s Director of Law and Advocacy Sufmi Dasco Ahmad at Bawaslu’s
Office, Jl. M. H. Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Friday (03/05/2019).
He stated that he
has sent a letter on 18 April 2019, which KPU responded to on 25 April 2019,
that the authority concerning suspicions of violations performed by survey
agency is in Bawaslu’s jurisdiction. “When Bawaslu decided that KPU can
establish an ethical agency or council that will investigate the suspicion of
violation by survey agencies, in response we made our report today, and we
bring in evidence, including quick count and real count from the Bengkulu area,”
Dasco also regrets
the fact that KPU-accredited survey agencies made so many mistakes, for example
the fact that quick count and real count in Bengkulu are different
is proof of that. Therefore, he submitted a report to Bawaslu “We stated that
there are violations, because we have proven that the quick count results from these agencies are misleading,” he
Despite having many
evidences of administrative violations, Dasco reiterates that BPN Prabowo-Sandi
will only use formal and legal judicial processes to resolve the things that
they found to be misaligned. “We will pursue constitutional routes as far as
possible. Therefore, if anyone says that we are not being constitutional, they
will see that from today, yesterday, and before we have, and in the future we
will, take the constitutional route according to procedure. If we find anything
that is misaligned or improper, we will report it through the proper channels,”
On the previous day, Dasco
has also reported KPU to Bawaslu for fraud in KPU’s Voting Count Information
System (Sistem Informasi Penghitungan
Suara – “Situng”)
KPU that may reduce the people’s trust in democracy. BPN’s Volunteer IT team
has obtained proof of 13,031 data entry errors in Situng KPU in 19-29 April
2019. In response to his report, Bawaslu decided to continue with the
processing of the case of suspected fraud relating to Situng KPU. Bawaslu will
investigate both KPU and BPN Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno on Tuesday (07/05/2019).
“We have decided and
we are stating that the Petitioner’s
reports are accepted and followed up by a hearing,” said Bawaslu Chairman Abhan
in the pre-hearing held in Bawaslu’s Office, Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on
Monday (06/05/2019). Bawaslu is continuing the hearing on the report of
suspicion of electoral fraud submitted by BPN Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno, as
it has deemed that the initial report submitted by BPN satisfies both formal
and material requirements.
The initial hearing
was attended by the Petitioner (BPN’s
Team), represented by the legal office of Maulana Bungaran and Puspita Sari.
KPU as the reported person was represented by Ahmad Wildan Sukoya and Andi
Prasetya. Bawaslu Chairman Abhan as the head of the Court stated in the
pre-hearing for the report of suspected administrative violations in the Situng KPU, Bawaslu decided
that BPN Prabowo-Sandi has satisfied formal and material requirements. When he
started the hearing, Abhan described Bawaslu’s authority as expressed in
Bawaslu Regulation No. 8 of 2018.
In the hearing,
Bawaslu Commissioner Ratna Dewi Pettalolo read out Report Number 007/LP/PP/ADM/RI/00.00/V/2019
concerning the suspicion of electoral administration in relation with Situng
KPU. After having reviewed the Teport, Bawaslu stated that the Report submitted
by the Petitioner satisfies all
requirements. “Bawaslu concluded that the Report satisfied all formal and
material requirements; therefore, we will follow up on the report of suspected
administrative violations with a hearing,” she said.
Rahmat Bagja continued the proceeding by reading out the Second Report 008/LP/PP/ADM/RI/00.00/V/2019
concerning suspicion of electoral administrative violations in the quick count.
“The incident was reported by the Petitioner to Bawaslu on 26 April 2019, while the complete written Report was submitted on
3 May of the same year. Therefore, the submission is still within the frame
stipulated by laws,” he said. “Furthermore, the Report has satisfied all formal
and material requirements as per Law No. 7 of 2017 concerning the Elections, Bawaslu
Regulation No. 8 of 2018 concerning the Resolution to Electoral Administrative
Violations,” he said.
Earlier, BPN reported
the Reported Parties on 24 April 2019. The Report was followed up by a written
Report submitted to Bawaslu on 2 May 2019, which was updated on 6 May 2019.
On the other hand, BPN
Prabowo-Sandiaga’s legal counsel Maulana Bungaran stated that the current Situng
KPU has exceeded its authority in summarizing the vote count. “KPU is only
obliged to scan and upload C1 Form scans. Therefore, it is an administrative
violation,” he said.
KPU Commissioner Ilham Saputra stated that KPU has
prepared strong evidence in the adjudication of the Situng KPU for Bawaslu. “We have prepared strong evidence. Electoral experts
agree that the Situng is quite accurate. Situng helps us to be transparent to
the people, so that they can correct the uploaded results of the voting count,”
Ilham said in Jakarta on Tuesday (07/05/2019).
Ilham Saputra stated that the data has been submitted to
the Team created for the Bawaslu hearing. “Let’s just prove things in Bawaslu –
are these 73,000 errors contained in the C1 Forms? Errors can be corrected in
District Voting Summary and filled in to the DA1 form. Yes, there are errors, but
errors involving C1 can be corrected in the District count,” Ilham said.
However, KPU still did not choose to appear until the hearing starts on Tuesday (07/05/2019) at 14.00 WIB. Therefore, Bawaslu Chairman Abhan stated that the hearing with the agenda of hearing out the testimony of Respondent KPU would be delayed until Wednesday (08/05/2019) at 13.00 WIB. “Perhaps because we still cannot make it today, we will grant one more chance. If the Respondent does not respond to our summons, we would consider that they have exercised their rights already, and we will continue with the hearing,” Abhan said in the hearing at Bawaslu Office, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday. “The agenda for tomorrow’s hearing is to hear out the statement of Respondent KPU, and the Petitioner’s statement. If they are ready, we will also hear the witnesses’ testimonies. We will delay until tomorrow at 13.00 WIB.” (D. Ramdani)