Brazil: Military probe finds no proof of electoral fraud, thwarting hopes of Bolsonaro supporters

Source: WION [India]

“The far right’s attempts to invalidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva being elected president of Brazil were thwarted when a much-anticipated investigation from Brazil’s defense ministry failed to find evidence of recent ballots being cast unlawfully. Following weeks of speculations that it would embolden accusations by extremist president Jair Bolsonaro that the election was rigged, the military late on Wednesday delivered the 63-page report to Brazil’s electoral authorities. Bolsonaro, an ex-army captain, had hinted for months that he wouldn’t accept defeat and regularly questioned the reliability of Brazil’s electronic voting machines, while offering no proof to support his claims. His followers expected the military to substantiate these allegations, but the only hint of uncertainty came in the shape of a feeble recommendation that a committee be set up to guarantee that the source code used in the boxes cannot be altered, The Guardian said in a report.” (11/10/22)