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Electoral Court extends deadline for Brazilian Armed Forces to examine electronic ballot boxes

Edson Fachin, president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) extended the deadline for Defense Ministry technicians to review the source code of electronic ballot boxes.

This is also in line with the wishes of Jair Bolsonaro, who has expressed concern several times about the purely electronic election in Brazil and for whom a thorough inspection by the army is important.

In an Aug. 12 letter to Minister Paulo Sérgio Nogueira, Fachin said the military has until Friday (Aug. 19) to access the inspection room.

In the document, the TSE president also praises the armed forces. "I renew this court . . .

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