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  Brazil judge fines Bolsonaro allies millions after ‘bad faith’ election challenge
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Nov 23, 2022 08:07pm
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News DateThursday, November 24, 2022 12:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe head of Brazil’s electoral court has rejected a complaint from outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro’s party challenging October’s run-off vote, which he lost, court documents show.

Alexandre de Moraes, who is also a supreme court justice, also fined the parties in Bolsonaro’s coalition 22.9m reais ($4.3m) for what the court described as bad faith litigation, the document released on Wednesday show.

Bolsonaro challenged the Brazilian presidential election he lost last month to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, arguing votes from some machines should be “invalidated”.

His coalition said its audit of the 30 October second-round runoff between Bolsonaro and Lula had found “signs of irreparable … malfunction” in some electronic voting machines.
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