Brazilian authorities reiterated that the electronic voting machines used in the country’s elections are completely fraud-proof prior to the run-off, which took place on yesterday (29). In a public service announcement run on national television and radio on Saturday night, the minister at the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) Justice Rosa Weber highlighted the security of the electronic polling machines in use in Brazil and the danger of fake news dissemination. To ensure a smooth election involving nearly 148 million citizens in Brazil, where voting is compulsory, Weber said the electoral justice took “various measures to prevent and correct any possible failures.”
She stressed the electronic voting machines currently in use are “safe, reliable, auditable and in use for 22 years without a single proven occurrence of fraud.”
Some polling machines that were thought to have yielded inconsistent were audited and no fraud suspicions were confirmed, Weber said. The auditing process was carried out under the watch of several government bodies, including the Federal Police and representatives of the various political parties. Some 4.658 machines were replaced due to technical issues ahead of the run-off on Sunday.
… The Brazilian machines, which are based on the Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) model, do not produce a physical proof that the vote has been recorded. This means there is a constant danger of large-scale software fraud, as well as other non-technical tampering that could be perpetrated by former or current electoral justice staff and go totally undetected.
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