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Bolsonaro challenges Brazil election he lost to Lula
BRASILIA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has challenged the election he lost last month to leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, arguing votes from some machines should be "invalidated" in a complaint that election authorities met with initial skepticism.
Bolsonaro's claim seems unlikely to get far, as Lula's victory has been ratified by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) and acknowledged by Brazil's leading politicians and international allies. Still, it could fuel a small but committed protest movement that has so far refused to accept the result.
A private audit commissioned by the PL noted that Bolsonaro was the most voted in the newer model ballot boxes, manufactured from 2020, with 51.05% of the vote. Read the EFE report.
Specifically, the lawsuit is focused on 61% of the 577,125 ballot boxes used in the second round of the October elections, which the PL said were manufactured between 2009 and 2015 and "cannot be audited", unlike the more modern 2020 model.