Bolsonaro Fights Brazil Election Defeat
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is arguing some votes from the knife-edge election battle defeat to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be “invalidated” after his coalition found “signs of irreparable malfunction” in older models of electronic voting machines.
Gleisi Hoffmann, President of Lula’s Workers Party, branded the move as “chicanery” and an “insult to democracy” despite the Bolsonaro coalition’s audit warning of “serious failures” in the system.
The national currency dropped 1.3% upon news of the complaint.}
Note the compĺaint — voting machines — same as US complaints. There is a dirty hand here and I say that with certainty. The whole of the US right and far right are Bolsonaristas.
We will now see the fires erupt in Brazil.
Some excellent work here from Brian Mier.
A group of Bolsonaro followers who refuse to accept the results of Brazil's democratic presidential elections, worried that the military coup they have been calling for won't happen, were filmed yesterday calling for an "extraterrestrial general" to come to Earth and remove Lula. https://t.co/kIqrJhMv6z
— BrianMier (@BrianMteleSUR) November 21, 2022
Elite funded, targeted disinformation campaigns on social media were key in getting Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro into power in 2018. In this interview I did with law professor @LianaCirne , she explains why it didn't work in 2022. https://t.co/0ko784jgr8
— BrianMier (@BrianMteleSUR) November 17, 2022