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Red herrings on the menu for Bolsonaro

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Bolsonaro serves up a red herring

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Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, after voting in the second round of the presidential race, which he won with 55 percent of the vote. Photo: Tânia Regô/ABr

President Jair Bolsonaro tried to build anticipation ahead of his weekly Facebook live broadcast last night, claiming he would present ironclad proof that Brazil’s electronic voting is rigged, despite the fact it has faced no credible fraud allegation in over two decades of use.

  • Instead, the president merely showed a series of social media videos, which have long been proven to contain misinformation.

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