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It is true that the Narvacan Police Station in Ilocos Sur has received a complaint from a voter about his printed election receipt showing a different result, but allegations of election fraud have not been proved.

The complaint of Raymar Racacho is still being evaluated by the Board of Election Inspectors and the Commission on Elections, according to police.

A voter from the same precinct as Racacho said, however, the vote-counting machine had correctly read the ballots.

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