In Brazil, the Superior Electoral Court rejects Bolsonaro's appeal

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In Brazil, the Superior Electoral Court rejects Bolsonaro's appeal

Well before the election, Jair Bolsonaro was already questioning electronic voting.

The president of the Superior Electoral Court ( TSE) of Brazil on Wednesday rejected an appeal filed by incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, who claims that electronic votes recorded by certain machines be invalidated, according to a legal document.

Alexandre de Moraes, the Supreme Court judge who currently chairs the TSE, also fined Jair Bolsonaro's coalition 22.9 million reais (C$5.6 million) for what the court called of litigation in bad faith, the document states.

Jair Bolsonaro's party filed an appeal on Tuesday challenging the result of the presidential election held last month in Brazil.

In its appeal, the outgoing president's coalition claimed that signs of […] irreparable failures of certain electronic voting machines had been observed and requested that , the votes of these machines are invalidated.

The court's decision on Wednesday specifies that the funds of Jair Bolsonaro's coalition would be frozen until the fine is paid.

It also orders the opening of an investigation into any misuse of the Brazilian Liberal Party or its funds by its president, Valdemar da Costa Neto.

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