The technical report presented by the department of technologies and communication of the National Assembly determines that on June 28, during the vote on the impeachment motion of the President of the Republic, Guillermo Lasso, four seats were operated from the same IP address.
These are the seats of the legislators: Wilma Andrade, Dalton Bacigalupo and Marlon Cadena of the Democratic Left and the seat of the pro-government legislator, Guido Chiriboga (CREO), who on the day of the vote on the motion to remove Lasso, They denounced that their seat was manipulated and that the desired vote was not allowed.
The Assembly asks the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate who is behind the possible manipulation of the electronic voting system
Even the legislator Dalton Bacigalupo (ID), presented his complaint accompanied by a video that he posted on social networks. That motivated the president of the National Assembly, Virgilio Saquicela, to request a technical report and announce an investigation in this regard.
On June 28, there were three votes on the motion presented by the legislator of the Bancada Unión por la Esperanza (UNES), Fernando Cedeño, to remove President Guillermo Lasso, due to a serious political crisis and internal commotion.
In the first vote, 81 votes were recorded in favor and at that time the legislator Wilma Andrade (ID), requested the rectification of the vote because she said that something strange happened when the vote was called, her seat was painted green when she wanted to vote. against the impeachment motion.
When giving way to the rectification, 84 votes were recorded in favor of the dismissal and Andrade’s seat was painted green again and the complaints of legislators Cadena, Bacigalupo and Chiriboga were also added.
Then the reconsideration of the vote was moved, which passed with 76 votes, and Cedeño’s motion was voted on again. This time there were 80 votes. Following these results, the president of the legislature ordered an investigation.
The report presented by the general coordination of information and communication technologies of the Parliament determined that in the four cases corresponding to the assembly members: Wilma Andrade, Dalton Bacigalupo, Marlon Cadena and Guido Chiriboga, the existence of an IP address and an ID identifier in common, which made incoming connections to said virtual seats. The IP address: 184.108.40.206 and the Anydesk ID: 801287839.
The report concludes that once the information on seats 70, 71, 76 and 90 has been analyzed, it has been possible to verify, in the respective log files or logs, the existence of an IP address and an identifier or ID, in common, which makes connections to the aforementioned seats at similar times, between 5:07 p.m. and 9:37 p.m. on June 28, 2022.
In addition, it is clarified that at no time during plenary session No. 782 was the integrity of the electronic seat system compromised, since no access to the servers that provide its functionality was evidenced or recorded. Therefore, we can conclude that the system continues to maintain its customary levels of reliability and security, with which it has been working without serious problems since February 2012, when it was put into production in the National Assembly.
What the report recommends is to develop a plan to reinforce the security in access to the virtual seats of the assembly members, which includes new training for the assembly members about the correct use of the access credentials provided for the use of their seats. virtual, with the sole purpose of avoiding new facts and questioning the veracity and reliability of the electronic seat system.
The president of the Control Commission, Fernando Villavicencio, announced that he will request the State Attorney General’s Office to carry out an expert report to identify the IP address, which manipulated the vote of four legislators. (YO)