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Tampering with EVMs and VVPATs not possible: Commission

The results of both were 100% accurate

Amidst the questions arising about EVMs and VVPATs, the Election Commission once again said that there cannot be any tampering with it. The data between Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Trail Machine (VVPAT) is 100% accurate. Its accuracy and authenticity is attested by the fact that the results of both are the same. There is no difference in the result of both the electronic device. VVPATs were used in the assembly elections held in four states at the beginning of the year, its figures have come out quite right.

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) are 100% matched with each other in the recent assembly elections. An official of the Election Commission of India (ECI) said that the data shows 100 per cent matching between EVMs and VVPATs, which proves its accuracy and authenticity. The result of these two machines in these last assembly elections reaffirms its authenticity as before. Elections were held earlier this year in four states – Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and a union territory of Puducherry. Questions are raised about the reliability of EVMs in every election. EVMs were developed by the Election Commission of India in 1989. VVPATs were used in all the constituencies of India in the 2019 general elections. However, in 2014, VVPATs were used only in eight constituencies. In the recently held assembly elections, 1,492 VVPAT machines were used in West Bengal, 1,183 in Tamil Nadu, 728 in Kerala, 647 in Assam and 156 in Puducherry. In April 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that it would be mandatory for the Election Commission to physically count VVPAT slips in five EVMs in each parliamentary constituency in the 2019 general election. This direction of the country’s top court came after 21 opposition parties filed a petition.
Mamta wrote a letter to the commission

After the elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Election Commission urging them to tally the VVPAT slips with the counting of EVMs. On the same, the Election Commission said that the truth of both is hundred percent accurate. As per the rules, in case of mismatch between the number of VVPAT slips and the count of the respective EVM, the VVPAT count only prevails. Although during this time the opposition parties had complained to the Election Commission about wrongdoing in it, but the Election Commission had rejected their allegations outright. The commission had said that there is no difference between the two. As per the rules, in case there is a difference between the number of VVPAT slips and the count of the respective EVM, the VVPAT count only prevails.