Senator Bongbong Marcos's son Sandro revealed that his invalid presidential vote stemmed from shading the circles meant for Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe.
Luckily, Sandro's ballot was still read by the vote-counting machine sans his invalid presidential vote.
Sandro wrote in his latest Facebook post today, May 10, “Yes, I shaded two presidents, it was an honest error on my part.
“I was a first-time voter and extremely nervous.
“I voted for [Rodrigo] Duterte as president, and saw the number 4 right after, so shaded that as it was my dad's number.
“I ended up shading [Grace] Poe's name instead of my dad's, so my presidential vote didn't count.”
On a lighter note, Sandro pointed out that what matters is that his vote for his father as vice president was counted.
“Once again, it was an error on my part, and I think people need to relax a little bit, we all make errors now and then.
“At least my VP vote was right."
LAST-MINUTE SWITCH TO DUTERTE FROM MIRIAM. Amid his admission, Sandro was questioned by some of his Facebook followers why he didn't vote for Bongbong's running mate, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
To which Sandro replied, "She was my first choice but I decided last minute to switch. Everyone is entitled to their own political opinion.”
Aside from his invalid presidential vote, Sandro also made headlines following his “DayaangMatuwad” tweet pertaining to the close fight between his dad and Camarines Sur Third District Representative Leni Robredo.
The young Marcos has been fielding negative feedback for reportedly deleting the said tweet and claiming that he did no such thing.
NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK? Sandro, however, reiterated in his Facebook post that the tweet in question got removed from his Twitter account due to a complaint.
“With regard to my tweet last night, it was done out of anger and frustration against the electoral process.
“The reason why they were deleted was someone decided to report them.
“I apologized on Twitter and am apologizing here for saying something so stupid.
“I know when I make mistakes and am more than happy to admit it.
“I was not initiating a personal attack, unlike others who responded.”
As of 10:45 P.M. Tuesday, the partial and unofficial election results for the vice-presidential race show that Bongbong ranks second with 13,576, 236 votes, while Robredo has 13,808,534 votes.
For his part, Sandro remains vocal that the ongoing vote counting is "questionable at best."
He wrote in the latter part of his post, “The fight still continues, and the events that came after the 'glitch' of the vote counting when my dad started going down, are questionable at best.
“Nevertheless, we carry on as best as we can and seek the truth on that part.”