Bolsonaro sues to invalidate 250,000 votes

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a lawsuit asking a court to invalidate 250,000 votes from "malfunctioning ballot boxes," Gazeta Do Povo reported.

According to the petition, a check carried out at the request of the Liberal Party found that the old ballot boxes "cannot be considered" because they have identical identification numbers.

According to the lawsuit, the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015 voting machine models had “insurmountable malfunctions, with emphasis on the very serious failure to individualize each LOG URNA file and its repercussions in subsequent phases, such as Digital Registration of the Vote (RDV) and the issuance of the Voting Card (BU), and, consequently, in the absence of certainty on the authenticity of the result of the vote” (translated).

According to Bloomberg, the court has given Bolsonaro 24 hours to decide whether to include only the first round of voting in his complaint or whether to extend it to the runoff as well.

Three weeks ago Bolsonaro refused to grant elections to challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, saying in a press conference: "As president and as a citizen I will continue to follow all the commandments of our Constitution."

Shortly after the election, truckers loyal to Bolsonaro blocked roads in more than a dozen Brazilian states causing disruption, including the road to São Paulo International Airport, resulting in the cancellation of many flights. Tens of thousands of Brazilians then took to the streets to protest Bolsonaro's defeat in the October elections and demanded the intervention of the armed forces.

" I am fighting for my country, for my daughter and my three grandchildren ," Domingues Carvalho, 63, told the AP after protesting for 15 days in a row. “ I'm fighting for my country, for my daughter and my three grandchildren ,” he added.

I will stay here as long as necessary. We are peaceful, but we will never, ever leave our country in the hands of the Communists ."

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