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Opinion: Speculating on Bolsonaro’s “indications” of election fraud in 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) On Thursday, July 29, President Bolsonaro, speaking to supporters in front of the Planalto Palace, said he would supply proof of his oft-repeated claims that Brazil’s electronic voting system has led to frauds.

On Friday, however, Bolsonaro admitted he did not have any proof – he has only “indications” of fraud.

Bolsonaro adamantly maintains that in 2018 he was a victim of electoral fraud. He says he received a majority (50%+1) of all valid votes in the first round, the constitutional prerequisite for victory without having to contest a second runoff election.

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