The ministers of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) decided, on Monday (2), to accept the proposal of the electoral inspector, Luis Felipe Salomão, to open an administrative inquiry to investigate the threats made by President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) to 2022 elections.
According to the president of the TSE, Minister Luís Roberto Barroso, the intention is to investigate facts that may characterize abuse of economic and political power, misuse of the media, corruption, fraud, in addition to prohibited conduct for public agents and electoral propaganda abroad. period allowed and related to attacks directed at the electronic voting system and the legitimacy of next year’s election. The inquiry will be confidential.
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The magistrates also decided to send a criminal report to the Supreme Court (STF) so that the head of the Executive can be investigated in the Court’s inquiry that deals with fake news propagated by orchestrated groups on social networks.
Taken unanimously, the two decisions come after Bolsonaro uttered a series of unproven accusations against the country’s adopted electoral system and the security of electronic voting machines.
Also on Monday (2), a demonstration by Minister Kassio Nunes, of the STF, shook the scenario around the president by stating that the discussion on the auditable printed vote, defended by Bolsonaro, would be “a legitimate concern of the Brazilian people”.
Appointed at the end of last year by the president to compose the Court, the magistrate was the only member of the STF who did not sign the joint note published earlier this Monday by the members of the Supreme and former TSE presidents who took a stand in defense of the ballot box. electronics.
Kassio Nunes said, in the sequence, that “he was not previously consulted at any time so that he could agree or not with the content” of the document.
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Edition: Vinícius Segalla