Posted BY: Richard Abelson
Contrary to all polls, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made it into the runoff in yesterday’s Brazilian elections, his Liberal Party became the strongest force in Parliament. Massive irregularities seem to confirm Bolsonaro’s warning about the purely electronic voting system.
According to the final count, President Jair Bolsonaro received 43.2% of the votes, convicted criminal Communist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva 48.43%, sending them to the runoff Oct. 30. The biggest losers in the election are the polling institutes, which saw Bolsonaro at 36% and Lula da Silva at 50%.
Massive irregularities seem to support Jair Bolsonaro’s warnings against Brazil’s purely electronic voting system, which has no paper ballots at all. Mainstream media had discounted Bolsonaro’s warnings with no evidence ahead of time, comparing them to Donald Trump’s challenge to the 2020 election and even calling them “The Big Lie,” a term coined by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and now popular among Democrat election fraud deniers.
On Sunday, October 2nd, contrary to all predictions, Bolsonaro was leading at 7:22 pm local time, with 47.01% of the votes (22,028,936 votes) and 44.16% for Lula da Silva (20,693,810 votes), with 41.19% of the votes counted. At 7:55 pm local time, with 60.33% counted, Bolsonaro lead with 32,049,235 votes (46.01%) and Lula da Silva was closing 31,484,583 votes (45.20%).