COMELEC wraps up official tally with Binay clinching top 12

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) — The official tally of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) ended Wednesday, with the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) accounting for 100% of certificates of canvass.

The Certificates of Canvass (CoCs) from the United States arrived Tuesday evening, which translated to over 200,000 registered voters. Spokesperson James Jimenez earlier said this would be crucial for those in the 12th and last spot.

Reelectionist senator Nancy Binay was in the Top 12. Reelectionists JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino trailed in the 13th and 14th spot respectively.

Incumbent Senator Cynthia Villar topped the latest count with 25,283,727 votes, followed by reelectionist Senator Grace Poe and former presidential aide Christopher "Bong" Go with 22,029,788 and 20,657,702 votes, respectively.

Here are the top 12 senators according to the official count:

The result of the canvass was released early Wednesday. The NBOC said a total of 47,296,442 valid ballots were counted, with voter turnout at 74.31 percent.

Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon told CNN Philippines last Wednesday they expected the complete transmission of elections returns on May 17, and the list of winning senatorial candidates by May 20. The announcement of the final list of winners was delayed, however, as CoCs were still being tallied until Tuesday.

The final COC from Los Angeles was canvassed Tuesday evening.