The Supreme Court of Brazil (DSE) has decided to inquire into the legitimacy of the electronic voting system, without evidence, following a series of attacks by President Jair Bolsanaro. The president reacted by saying, “I will not accept intimidation.”
The Brazilian Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has decided to investigate President Jair Bolsanaro’s repeated attacks on the electronic voting system, which has been in place since 1996, without legal evidence. The STF) should investigate the far-right president for spreading false news about the election during a live broadcast on Facebook last Thursday: he spoke for more than two hours about allegations of fraud in the last two presidential elections. Must have won the first round in 2018.
“Since he was elected, Bolzano says his election was rigged and he won with more advantage than he actually had. It was a strategy similar to that of Donald Trump in 2016. He said he defeated Hillary Clinton with a broad advantage. Pablo Artellado, professor of public policy at the University of Sao Paulo.
“The TSE’s inquiry will determine whether Polsaro committed crimes of abuse of economic and political power, abuse of the media, corruption, fraud, restrictions from public agents and attacks on the electronic voting system and legitimacy.”
The president did not ask for the ballots to be returned, but the receipt must be printed after each ballot in the electronic ballot box., So they can be physically calculated. A speech that penetrates into a section of his electorate. This Sunday, thousands of people demonstrated in support of the printed referendum in various Brazilian cities, including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.
“Since 2018, Bolzano has been saying that the Brazilian electoral system is not safe, although he has no evidence. Last month I launched a strong smear campaign. The court has launched a trial and if convicted, he could not stand in the 2022 election, “said Pablo Artellado, an adviser to RFI’s Angelika Perez.
Command, The epidemic has been eroded by his chaotic administration He did not directly take part in the protests because of the investigation against him for attempted corruption in the purchase of the Indian anticoagulant vaccine Kovacs. But he delivered a speech via video conference in which he reiterated that he would not accept “fair and undemocratic” elections.
This Tuesday, Polsonaro declared that he would “not accept intimidation” after a day before the Supreme Court (TSE) hearing the day before.
“I will not accept intimidation. I will continue to exercise my right to freedom of expression, criticism, listening and participation. Above all, the will of the people,” Bolzano responded to the launch of an investigation against him.
The intensification of Bolsanaro’s attack on the electoral system coincides with the publication of opinion polls predicting his disintegration and his defeat against former left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.