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Bolsonaro’s party is demanding that the electronic votes that would give him victory be annulled

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On Tuesday, November 21, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s party asked the Supreme Electoral Court to annul votes from more than 280,000 electronic ballot boxes, arguing that “malfunctions” He would have prevented his re-election against Lula.

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“We demand the cancellation of votes from electronic ballot boxes that showed insurmountable faults, and an explanation of the legal consequences of the results of the second round.”on 30 October, can be read in the complaint filed by the Liberal Party (PL).

sequel after announcement

This formation, which received the largest number of deputies and senators at the end of the legislative elections, is considered to be “flaw” of five tractor models “calls into question the transparency of the electoral process”. PL argues that these dysfunctions were outlined in an audit report commissioned by the party.

reverse the election result

According to PL lawyers, more than 280,000 electronic ballot boxes used during polling will be among those five models in question.

According to the PL tally, the nullification of votes from these ballot boxes would give victory to Jair Bolsonaro with 51.05% of the vote, practically the opposite of the official result (50.9% for Lula, 49.1% for the outgoing president). .

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TSE President Alexandre de Morais responded to the complaint explaining that these ballot box forms were not only used in the second round, but also in the first round, on October 2. So he asks to complain For both towers.Under penalty of rejection without analysis.

sequel after announcement

But the cancellation of part of the votes obtained on October 2 will also have an impact on the legislative elections, which took place on the same day, on the ballot boxes themselves. This could jeopardize the election of many PL MPs.

Jair Bolsonaro practically disappeared from public life for more than three weeks, after announcing his defeat to former left-wing President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010). He did not break his silence until two days later, without openly acknowledging his defeat, and conjuring “feeling aggrieved” Among his supporters who demonstrated in front of the barracks to demand military intervention.

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