A long-awaited report by Brazil’s Defense Ministry fails to point out that the latest vote was fraudulent, dimming the far-right’s hopes of delegitimizing the election Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
The military sent the 63-page report to Brazilian electoral authorities late on Wednesday after days of speculation that it would support the extremist president’s claims. Jair Bolsonaro The elections were polluted.
Bolsonaro, the former army chief, spent months hinting that he would not accept losing at the ballot box and often questioned the reliability of Brazil’s electronic ballot boxes, although he offered no evidence that they could be tampered with.
His supporters had hoped that the military would support these claims, but the only note of doubt was a weak suggestion that a commission be formed to ensure that the source code used in the boxes was not tampered with.
A senior electoral official in Brazil said they “received with satisfaction the final report from the Ministry of Defense which, like all other monitoring agencies, does not indicate any fraud or inconsistencies in electronic ballot boxes or in the 2022 electoral process.”
Alexander Moraes, the Supreme Court justice who presides over the electoral court, said: “Proposals for ways to improve the system will be analyzed.”
The Defense Ministry report was released a day after the Brazilian Bar Association said it found no reports of anything untoward during the two rounds of voting for the president, governors, Congress and state legislatures in 27 states.
Their report said it found evidence that “the electoral justice system maintained fairness and security.”
Bolsonaro lost the October 30 run-off election to his opponent Lula by 50.9% to 49.1%, the weakest profit margin since the end of Brazil’s right-wing dictatorship in 1985.
However, Bolsonaro refused to concede defeat and has hidden from view since the vote, appearing only once two days after the poll to ask his supporters to cancel protests that have been blocking highways and roads across the country.
Although the most disruptive demonstrations were dispersed by law enforcement authorities, hard-line Polsonarists continued to appear in front of the military barracks to demand the military to take power.
Meanwhile, Lula was working on the transition before his January 1 inauguration. He spent his day in Brasilia meeting political leaders and praised the electronic voting machines that Brazil has used without problems since 1996.
“Electronic jars are a victory for the Brazilian people,” Lula said. “I think many countries around the world are jealous of Brazil for the smooth operation here.”
Lola’s comments came in the form of The counting has continued in several United States Senate and Congress races in the midterm elections on Tuesday.
Voting is mandatory in Brazil, and nearly 120 million votes are usually counted within three or four hours of polls closing.
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