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The last military dictator of Brazil had fewer military generals in his cabinet than Bolsonaro has today. They've been attacked in the elections ever since January 6. They pre-emptively were attacking the elections, using Trump-like strategies, undert the guidance of Steve Bannon as he was helping them, as he introduced Flavio Bolsonaro on stage, at that Mike Lindell event in Dakota last year, where he said Brazil's the second most important election in the world this year. We know that Bolsonaro has been attacking the integrity of the elections in the opposite way that Trump did. So what he's saying is that the paper ballots system is far superior to the electronic voting system, because it's less susceptible to fraud. So we have to return to paper ballots. Even though there has never been a proven case of election fraud on these electronic voting systems in Brazil since 1996. All of the ballot boxes are independent. They don't hook up to any kind of network, they have to be tallied independently. So the most a hacker could do, was scrub one ballot box. So it's clearly impossible to alter the entire system. But he's insisting because he's trying to get this insurrection underway if he loses and he knows he's going to lose. Women are now 2/1 in favor of Lula. The poorest 70% are in favor of Lula. Even Evangelical Christians are split 50/50 now. In 2018 about 80% of them voted for Bolsonaro.

Brazil correspondent, Braziwire, and Telesur Brazil contributor Brian Mier talks to Chuck about the upcoming presidential elections in Brazil - and the looming right-wing coup. https://www.brasilwire.com/brazilian-army-resumes-election-threats/

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Brian Mier is co-editor at Brasil Wire and Brazil correspondant for TeleSur English's news program From the South.

 

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