The document warns that these talks instill a “misconception of reality” in the audience. The presidential candidate advocated the approval of a measure that would constitute a print vote, although such a proposal was rejected by the National Congress.
The Public Ministry filed an appeal this Wednesday against the president and Brazil’s reelection candidate, Jair Bolsonaro. applied to the Supreme Election Court for statements made to diplomats who questioned the integrity of the country’s electoral system.
On behalf of Deputy Attorney General Paulo Gustavo Gonet Branco, who signed the petition, such statements would have the purpose of “discrediting the legitimacy of the digital voting system”. and in one amparo demanded that videos that reproduced these comments be taken down.
“Insults against the reliability of electronic voting machines by represented celebrities are not without precedent. “This time, they are launching towards the elections, by communicating ideas that have already been proven wrong,” he said.
“Any attempt to instill fear in voters that their will is actually respected by directly or unconsciously attributing intrigue or negligence to those running the elections finds no duly substantiated basis.”
The document warns that these speeches instill a “misconception of reality” in the audience. This is a situation that needs urgent attention given the closeness of the elections. “There is no need to emphasize the seriousness of this for the election process,” the prosecutor said.
Bolsonaro’s meeting with ambassadors in July was not the first time the president had criticized the neutrality of the voting system.
The Brazilian president had already attacked the electronic voting system and even advocated for the approval of a measure to create a print vote. however, such a proposal was rejected by the National Congress.
Earlier, YouTube had removed the video of Bolsonaro’s meeting with ambassadors, claiming it violated the platform’s policies.
This Wednesday, Bolsonaro officially registered his candidacy for re-election in Brazil, along with his former Defense Minister. Walter Souza Braga Netto as a vice-presidential candidate.
In the application made to the highest election authority, Bolsonaro announced that it was 2,317,555 reals in goods, stocks and savings, ie $458,768. According to the document, the president detailed in the records. four houses, an apartment, a motorcycle, ownership of shares in a company called “Bolsonaro Digital”, a savings account of $62.5k and bank deposits of $116k.
(with information from Reuters)
Source: Info Bae