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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 09:57 PM

Brazil's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Says He Won't Accept The Election Results If He Loses

Source: Buzzfeed News


Jair Bolsonaro also accused former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of hatching a plot to retake power.

Severino Motta
Repórter do BuzzFeed News, Brasil
Posted on September 28, 2018, at 7:36 p.m. ET

Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate leading the polls in Brazil’s presidential election, said on Friday that he will not accept any election results where he is not the winner.

“I do not accept election results other than my election,” Bolsonaro, who is running on the Social Liberal Party (PSL) ticket, said in an interview with local journalist José Luiz Datena from the hospital where he’s been recovering from a stab wound inflicted while campaigning earlier this month.

He elaborated that the only way his main opponent in the first round of the polls, the Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad, could win is through electronic voting fraud.

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His statements closely resemble those of President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, when he assured his supporters that the election is “rigged.” Bolsonaro has been compared to Trump with growing frequency.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/severinomotta/brazils-far-right-presidential-candidate-says-he-wont

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Reply Brazil's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Says He Won't Accept The Election Results If He Loses (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 28 OP
sandensea Sep 28 #1
Roadside Attraction Sep 28 #2
sandensea Sep 28 #3
Turbineguy Sep 28 #4
rpannier Sep 28 #5
DrToast Sep 29 #6
Midnight Writer Sep 29 #7
grantcart Sep 29 #8
MyOwnPeace Sep 29 #12
ck4829 Sep 29 #9
SWBTATTReg Sep 29 #10
Jedi Guy Sep 29 #11
ck4829 Sep 30 #13

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 10:00 PM

1. No wonder they call him the Tropical Trump.

Bolsonaro and Macri should start a Cheeto look-alike contest.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 10:20 PM

2. The Brazilian military . . .

The Brazilian military may have something to say about it if he loses the election then refuses to leave office.

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Response to Roadside Attraction (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 10:37 PM

3. I wouldn't put it past the dictator, Michel Temer, to pull something last-minute though.

It's no secret that while Temer doesn't belong to Bolosonaro's far-right party, he would much rather have him in office than anyone from the Workers' Party. Many in the armed forces (and powerful business lobbies) no doubt feel likewise.

Temer might, on the other hand, choose to go down as a good caretaker dictator, and facilitate a peaceful transfer of power - but the alternative must surely sound tempting to him right about now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 11:16 PM

4. Sounds reasonable

for a wing-nut.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 11:24 PM

5. Channeling donald douche i see

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 12:44 AM

6. Feels like a trial run for 2020

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 01:52 AM

7. Gosh, i guess President Trump DOES have a global influence.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:16 AM

8. Some exports are up

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 01:48 PM

12. Yep!

Straight from IQ45's "Guide to Steal an Election!"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 09:11 AM

9. Must think some sort of fix is in

Trump said the same thing and we know Russia helped him out.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 09:15 AM

10. Not respecting the results of an election by a candidate should be handled as treason? Too ...

strong of a reaction?

This threat of not respecting the negative results of an election is simply that, a naked threat to the rule of law.

I guess I am nervous when rump loses the 2018 midterms (his candidates) and the 2020 presidential elections, he'll lash out and dispute/bitch/refuse to leave.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 09:26 AM

11. Doesn't meet any legal definition of treason that I know of.

That word is being thrown around so casually that its meaning is going to be very diluted.

At this point he's not advocating for a violent coup or something like that, he's just blowing hot air. Huffing and puffing, just like someone else we know. He's trying to look tough from his hospital bed.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 06:09 AM

13. Besides, treason can only actually be done by those without social/political capital

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There are things that this guy in Brazil or Trump can say or get away with that no "radical leftist" could ever dream of doing.

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