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Mike Lindell suggests Brazil election was rigged, ‘cyber guy’ race monitored

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appeared to hint on Wednesday that Brazil’s presidential election results may not stand while detailing concerns about the country’s voting machines.

In a clip shared to Twitter on Wednesday, Lindell, an ally of former President Donald Trump, said on his “The Lindell Report” podcast that he has his “cyber guys” watching the election in Brazil. He did not say who these people were or how they were monitoring the vote.

He also explained how “corrupt judges” rejected what he said was an attempt to put paper in electronic voting machines so they could print out “hard copies” that could be used to conduct an audit.

“So they have pure machines, everybody,” Lindell said. “When I say pure machines, there’s no paper… So whatever that tells you, whatever program is inside, here’s who won.”

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, was elected Brazil’s new president in a runoff this week after neither he nor current president Jair Bolsonaro failed to secure 50% of the vote in the of the initial vote at the beginning of last month. In a brief speech on Tuesday, Bolsonaro did not concede the election or acknowledge Lula’s victory, but said he would follow the Constitution, apparently indicating he was ready to leave office regardless.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waves to the crowd before speaking at a Save America rally on October 1, 2022 in Warren, Michigan. Lindell appeared to hint on Wednesday that Brazil’s presidential election results may not hold while detailing concerns about the country’s voting machines.
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Voting in Brazilian elections has been done electronically for decades. In this election, the votes were counted by the machines and then sent to a central office, the BBC reported. But the machines also print hard copies with vote totals for each candidate that are publicly displayed at polling sites after polls close.

The totals for each machine can also be compared to the totals that were recorded by an electoral court in Brazil.

However, there are no hard copies of the individual ballot papers, the BBC reported. But that doesn’t mean Brazil’s elections can’t be audited, since machines can extract votes for an electronic recount.

While speaking on his podcast, Lindell said he was friends with Eduardo Bolsonaro, one of Jair Bolsonaro’s children. Notably, Jair Bolsonaro has also questioned the integrity of Brazil’s voting machines by suggesting the systems are “completely vulnerable” to fraud. Bolsonaro has provided no evidence for these claims.

Lindell more directly questioned the integrity of Brazil’s presidential election on Thursday during a speech in Sioux City, Iowa, where Trump is stopping Thursday during a late campaign campaign for candidates on the ballot for the presidential elections. mid-term on November 8.

Lindell alleged that 5.1 million votes were stolen from Bolsonaro in the presidential election, but did not specify how he obtained the information.

Newsweek contacted Lindell for comment.


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