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Brazilian bishops say president’s rhetoric undermines democracy

August 13, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The Catholic bishops of Brazil have warned against the “erosion of democracy,” as President Jair Bolsonaro raises questions about the integrity of the country’s voting system. Bolsonaro—who trials his predecessor, Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, in polls—has complained that voting machines are vulnerable to fraud.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 14, 2021 9:29 AM ET USA

    You can only shake your head and chuckle. Of course "Crux Now" would devote nearly half the article to promotion of the counter-Catholic Leonardo Boff, and the entirety of the article to anti-Bolsonaro rhetoric. Popular election systems in republics require at least 2 essential components: (1) honest and trustworthy vote counters; (2) reliable, permanent, and unchangeable ballots completed only by those authorized by the Constitution to vote. Voter ID, paper ballots, integrity make this possible