World Brazil's Bolsonaro escalates rhetoric over electoral fraud

03:11  30 july  2021
03:11  30 july  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Brazil ’ s electoral court, known as TSE, said the country’s electronic ballots are internationally recognized as reliable and efficient and that no case of fraud has ever been proven since the system was adopted over two decades ago. “If there’s any evidence of irregularity, the TSE will act with speed and transparency to investigate,” the court said in a statement. Bolsonaro ’s office didn’t provide additional comments when contacted by Bloomberg. The Supreme Court didn’t respond to a request for comment either. Read more: Bolsonaro Call for Protests Sours Relations With Brazil Congress.

Brazil ' s President Jair Bolsonaro talks with the media outside a polling station, after voting during the run-off municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Bolsonaro , who sometimes has embraced the label "Trump of the Tropics," said Sunday he'll wait a little longer before recognizing Like Trump, he has embraced unproven treatements for COVID-19 and has campaigned to ease restrictions meant to combat it, arguing the economic loss is more damaging than the illness itself. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro pleaded on Thursday for the replacement of the country's electronic voting system with printed ballots that can be counted, alleging that it is necessary to avoid fraud in next year's election.

a man wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Ceremony of signing a decree establishing the Public Integrity System of the Federal government at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia © Reuters/ADRIANO MACHADO FILE PHOTO: Ceremony of signing a decree establishing the Public Integrity System of the Federal government at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

"I want elections next year, but clean, democratic and sincere elections," he said in his weekly social media webcast to supporters.

Bolsonaro showed a series of internet video clips as alleged evidence of past fraud, maintaining that democracy was at risk in Brazil.

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“If Bolsonaro and his campaign are proven to be associated with the actions of those groups of people who committed unlawful acts, even if he is elected, he can be impeached and be ineligible to run for eight years,” the expert says. While some of the agencies reported to be sending mass WhatsApp “We are going to ask the electoral court and the Federal Police to immediately arrest these corrupt businesspeople in order to stop [them from sending] these WhatsApp messages. They have names of owners, names of companies, contracts, the amount of slush funds – which is an election offense.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Nov. 29 that he’ s aware of “a lot of fraud ” in the U. S . presidential election and that he will hold off on congratulating the victor until contested election results are resolved. “I have my sources of information that there really was a lot of fraud there,” Bolsonaro told While media outlets can make their own projections as to the winner of the election , state electors and the Electoral College are the bodies that are officially tasked with declaring a presidential winner. Each state has different deadlines for when officials must certify their election results, and the

Critics say that Bolsonaro, like former U.S. President Donald Trump, is sowing election doubts to pave the way for him not to accept defeat in 2022.

With his popularity falling after overseeing the world's second deadliest coronavirus outbreak, opinion polls show he trails former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, though neither of them has officially announced they will run.

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Bolsonaro has insisted for months that Brazil should adopt the paper ballot, even though a constitutional amendment changing the electoral system has not gained much traction in Congress.

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Protests have taken place across Brazil over the management of the Covid-19 crisis by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro . In the capital, Brasilia, thousands gathered in front of Congress calling for the president's impeachment, and demanding more vaccines. Saturday's protests piled further pressure on Mr Bolsonaro as Brazil ' s Senate holds an inquiry into his government's handling of the pandemic and the slow roll-out of the vaccine programme. Opposition parties, trade unions and social movements accuse Mr Bolsonaro of stalling the programme and

Brazil's top electoral authority, the TSE, has refuted unfounded allegations by Bolsonaro that there was fraud in the 2014 election, saying electronic voting can be audited well. Even the loser in 2014, Aécio Neves, who was defeated by Lula's candidate Dilma Rousseff in a close election, said it was fair.

The escalation of Bolsonaro's claims of electoral fraud came at a fraught time, just days after a bombshell newspaper report that Brazil's defense minister had issued a threat that the 2022 election would not take place unless printed ballots were used.

The Estado de S. Paulo story said Defense Minister Walter Braga Netto, a former army general, had said this to House Speaker Arthur Lira via an interlocutor. Reuters was unable to independently verify the story, which cited anonymous sources.

Both Lira and Braga Netto denied the report.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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