In this report the OAS state their concerns over the irregularities they perceived in the general elections that took place in Bolivia in October 2019.
- The OAS can not certify the results of the TREP to be accurate because of the following reasons:
- An unmonitored servers, BO1, was included in the infrastructure.
- The data flow was redirected to an undocumented server, after the interruption 7:40 PM, despite the available contingency equipment.
- The data flow subsequently reached the primary server in a way that eludes the audit company's oversight.
- The used servers contain a different number of logs.
- The interruption of the TREP was not properly documented.
- Tally sheets were transmitted with dates outside of the TREP life cycle.
- Metadata vital for transparency was discarded.
- The OAS can not certify the results of the official count to be accurate because of the following reasons:
- Best practices were not followed and the the software was not formally tested.
- Authentication was weak.
- Test data was mixed with election day tally sheets.
- 1,575 TREP tally sheets were mixed in the official count.
- During the process, the head of the software company recompiled the app, and was given direct unrestricted access to the databases.
- Irregularities were found in 78 of 333 tally sheets analyzed by the OAS technical team.
- Some tally sheets from Argentina (67 of 176 analyzed) showed more votes than voters on the registration lists.
- The location of the official vote count was changed in some municipalities. Party delegates were not informed in time to be able to witness the count on the new premises.
- Protocols for the handling of electoral material was not standardized. The handling of electoral material was not documented.
- The increase in votes received by Morales in the last 5% is highly unlikely.
- TREP: Transmisión de Resultados Electorales Preliminares.
A system used to quickly count votes and get a preliminary estimate of the results of the election. Those results are not legally binding, and are obtained with pictures of the tally sheets.
- Official Count: Official counting of the election results. Those results determine the outcome, and are obtained by counting the votes on the tally sheets directly.
- OAS: Organization of American States.