Here is a summary of this week’s events:
The partial suspension of PNP and PPD’s primaries due to lack of ballots
On Sunday, August 9th, due to the bad administration of the primary election and the absence of the ballots around the island, the presidents of both majority political parties, Thomas Rivera Schatz (PNP) and Aníbal José Torres (PPD), demanded a partial suspension to collect and count the votes and for the voting to continue on Sunday, August 16th, at the voting centers where citizens couldn’t participate.
Various politicians demanded the resignation of the president of the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones, Juan Ernesto Dávila Rivera, including the governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez Garced, due to Dávila Rivera’s neglectful distribution strategy of the ballots.
Even though the CEE ordered that the results of the initial ballots could not be shared, some of them were still leaked on social media.
Hacker at UPR Cayey campus
Hundreds of students at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Cayey received on last Tuesday a series of emails signed by “slay3r” through the university’s official emails with political propaganda promoting PNP pre-candidate Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia and, later on, threatening with leaking explicit pictures that belonged to students.
The dean of UPR Cayey, Glorivee Rosario Pérez, sent an official email stating that it had been an unprompted attack and they had not been sent from their office.
Protocol for online classes from public and private universities
The campuses of the University of Puerto Rico and the Sacred Heart University, Pontifical Catholic University, Ana G. Méndez University and the National University College shared how they would be working with online classes for this semester due to COVID-19.