CLAIM: Votes for the presidential and vice-presidential races are already being counted.


Facebook user Michael Bosz posted a series of photos on May 9 showing fake vote tallies for the presidential and vice-presidential elections.

The graphics claimed to show the vote tallies as of 2 p.m., with Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos garnering 3.09 million votes, Leni Robredo with 2.95 million votes, and Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso with 1.49 million votes.

The post about the supposed presidential vote count was actually posted at 10:02 a.m. It has been shared over 1,100 times and has gained over 1,200 reactions and is still up on Facebook, with other users posting other versions of the graphic.

Meanwhile, a similar post from the same user showing fake vice-presidential vote tallies has gathered 176 shares and 294 reactions as of 2:32 p.m.

These posts, which contained no context or little to no explanation, constitute election disinformation, which we are rating FALSE.

Votes are not counted while polling stations are open. Only after 7 p.m., when polls close, can votes be counted.

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