We know that the presidential primary for DPP, the Democratic Primary Party is scheduled to be held between June 10 and June 14. This primary will decide who represents the DPP in the upcoming 2020 presidential elections of Taiwan. Now, there have been reports that there might be some foul play in this presidential primary of DPP. Also, You from NGO said that DPP’s presidential primary feels like a “Russian roulette”.
He said this in context of allowing the smartphone users’ in the polling station. He says that cellphone polling is also expensive. It is known that a total of 25 polling algorithms were selected for the presidential primary survey which is to happen next week and it has also been witnessed and agreed by representatives from both the camps of President Tsai Ing-wen and former Premier William Lai from Democratic Progressive Party.
The process for drawing the algorithms was filmed and the software was also examined duly by both the sides says DPP Secretary-General Luo Wen-jia who has ruled out any possibility of foul play, rigging or otherwise.
Now, this comments from Luo were made in response to the claims which said that the sampling methods would favor one side or another. Luo also said that the algorithms and source codes have been tested by experts and that no foul play has been involved in this process.
Apart from that, DPP will also check how the commissioned polling companies are carrying out their landline and cellphone surveys and it will also compare the collected samples with the call records that they have collected.
He also said that Observers from both camps who are hopeful of fighting in the presidential race will be present and they will also be able to inspect the procedures used in polling. Also, they have the advantage of requesting a replay of call recording and decide whether the interviewer should be removed from their posts if they spot any irregularities or tampering in the phone call conversations.