President Jair Bolsonaro has cast doubt on Brazil’s electronic voting system, but the top electoral authority says the system has been tested rigorously.
Explainer: Bolsonaro knocks Brazil’s voting system
With Brazil’s presidential election just a month off, President Jair Bolsonaro is feeding concern about the nation’s electronic voting system.
He has long insisted that the machines, used for a quarter-century, are prone to fraud, though he acknowledged last year that hasn’t been proved.
Brazil’s top electoral authority says the system has been tested rigorously and some critics of Bolsonaro say he may be laying the groundwork for an attempt to cling to power if the vote doesn’t go his way – much like former US President Donald Trump, whom Bolsonaro admires.
Here’s a look at Brazil’s electronic vote system.