On the return of the mid-year recess, the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) approved, on Monday (2), the opening of an administrative inquiry to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro’s attacks on electronic voting machines and decided that the president be included as investigated in the process on fake news opened in the STF (Supreme Federal Court).
The TSE considered that, in the “live” held last Thursday in which he promised to present evidence of fraud in the elections, but did not, Bolsonaro had “possible criminal conduct”, according to O Globo.
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According to the G1, the request for investigation is based on the constant attacks, without evidence, made by the President of the Republic to the electronic ballot boxes and to the country’s electoral system. According to Jornal Nacional, the investigation will collect evidence and take statements of those involved.
Bolsonaro has consistently claimed, since he was elected, that there was fraud in the 2018 elections, without providing evidence. And he even threatened that without a printed vote there will be no elections in 2022.
The president’s threats have been rejected by the presidents of the other powers of the Republic and political parties from both the left and the right.
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