In this regard, the Defense Ministry issued a 63-page document on Wednesday, and in its preamble, Minister Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira did not mention any discrepancy, but clarified that the electronic voting system “with the effect of a Not free. Potentially malicious code that could alter its operation.
It recommends that Electoral Justice adopt measures to facilitate the investigation of ballot boxes, which have been used in the South American giant since 1996. It states that it did not investigate alternative crimes.
“I point out that the work was limited to the control of electronic voting systems, other activities were not included, for example, demonstrations about possible indications of electoral offences,” the material reads.
Before the military text, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) responds that it received it with satisfaction, not pointing to “the existence of any fraud or inconsistency in the electronic ballot boxes”.
For the court, “electronic ballot boxes are a source of national pride and the 2022 elections prove the efficiency, fairness and total transparency of vote counting.”
After the first round of voting on 2 October, TSE’s president, Alexandre de Moraes, asked the Defense for a report on the conclusion of the audit, but, from time to time, the ministry indicated that it would only deliver the second round of the referendum (30 October), within a period of up to 30 days.
When requesting a declaration from the defence, de Moraes argued that the audits conducted by the Armed Forces, through the delivery of a report to a candidate for re-election, “received the intention to satisfy the elective desire expressed by the head”. Demonstrates. Executive (Bolsonaro), in principle, being able to mark deviations of purpose and abuse of power».
The operator of TSE responded to a request from the political organization Red de Sustenabilidad, which argued that there were clear attacks on the election process by Bolsonaro.