Bolsonaro Seeks The Invalidation Of Some Votes After Losing Election
After Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva narrowly won in Brazil's presidential elections last month, outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seeks the invalidation of some votes and has filed a petition to formally challenge the poll results.
In the petition, which was filed on November 22, Bolsonaro and the leaders of his Liberal Party claimed that some voting machines had malfunctioned and demanded that votes cast using them be annulled.
Bolsonaro has refused to accept his defeat in the presidential elections. According to the complaint, removing those votes will help Bolsonaro win the elections, according to an analysis conducted by a company hired by the Labour Party.
Brazilian election officials responded to Bolsonaro's petition by stating that the same voting machines were used in the first round of elections.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro challenges election results
Brazil's election authorities demanded amendments to Bolsonaro's petition in response to the Petition. The authorities claimed that because the same voting machines were used in the first round of elections, the results of that round must be included in the petition in order for it to be heard in court.
After several Latin American countries voted for left-wing parties, Brazil joined the "pink tide." The election last month was surrounded by high inflation, slow growth, and rising poverty.
Lula returned to power with more than 60 million votes, the most in Brazilian history. Lula broke his own record set in the 2006 Brazilian elections.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has announced that he will take over as President of Brazil on January 1, 2023. He previously served as President of Brazil for two consecutive terms between 2003 and 2010. After being imprisoned for 580 days for a series of corruption allegations, he made a comeback in the presidential elections.
However, the Supreme Court overturned the sentences imposed on Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. World leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulated Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his victory.
Bolsonaro has not explicitly conceded the election, which has fueled protests in Brazil in the weeks since the vote.
Political analysts say Bolsonaro's move is unlikely to win him the presidency because Brazil's election authority has already declared da Silva the winner. Many of the president's political supporters have accepted the election results as well.
Da Silva will be inaugurated on January 1, 2023. According to independent experts, the glitch will not have affected the results and all machines can still be identified through other means.
The head of Brazil's electoral authority, Alexandre de Moraes, responded to the request by questioning whether the voting machines in question were used in both the run-off and the first round of voting on October 2.
Moraes stated that the complaint must be amended within 24 hours to include the first round of voting, or it will be dismissed.
The tense election last month occurred in a tense and polarized political climate in Brazil, which has been grappling with high inflation, limited growth, and rising poverty.
Bolsonaro's move is the culmination of a long campaign in which he has questioned and cast doubt on the current voting system without ever providing evidence.
In the last quarter-century, no case of fraud has been discovered in Brazil. Nonetheless, some of his supporters continue to believe that the elections were stolen from them, indicating a deterioration in trust in the national electronic ballot box system, of which Brazilians had been so proud until recently.