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

If you ask "Which Bolsonaro support groups might have had some credible basis for suspecting the existence of fraud?" there are two answers: (1) evangelicals; and (2) militias.

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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