The Brazilian Electoral Commission (TSE) will examine whether allegations of election fraud by President Jair Bolzano in the upcoming elections pose a threat to democracy in the country.
Bolzano wants to be re-elected in 2022, and has said the country’s electoral system could be rigged.
Like former US President Donald Trump, critics say he wants people to be skeptical if he loses the election. The TSE will ask the country’s Supreme Court to assess whether Bolsanaro’s statements on social media are illegal and threaten democracy in the country. Reuters writes.
Bolzano has called for a review of the entire electoral system and for paper copies of each vote. According to Bolzano, you can control the votes of any suspect fraud.
He also said that the election result could not be approved unless the system was changed. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
According to a panel of current and former Supreme Court judges working at DSE, no cases of election fraud have been registered since the introduction of the electronic system in 1996.
They believe that ballot papers on paper are less secure than electronic papers, and that the risk of fraud would be lower if they were done on ballot paper.