Minister Alexandre de Moraes, president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), said this Sunday afternoon (2) that the elections are taking place within normal limits. “Intercurrences occur in all elections. We had occasional cases of problems that were resolved, such as the voter who voted twice in Lisbon. But, in general, the population is showing democratic maturity and the elections are going smoothly, within normality”, said Moraes at a press conference in Brasília.
The president of the TSE said that the fact that some polling stations in Rio de Janeiro are currently registering the biometrics of some voters, who had not yet registered, is not necessarily causing more queues. He also said that voters welcomed the new rule on cell phones, which cannot be taken into polling booths, and that there were no complaints about the ban on carrying weapons.
The minister also commented on the document released by the PL, the party of President Jair Bolsonaro, released on Wednesday (28), which criticizes the Brazilian electoral system. “The TSE claims that it is a liar and a fraud, so much so that [o PL] is responding to inquiry. The deadline for responses is approaching. We will find out who did it, how it did it and who paid. And paid for the fraud. This, in addition to an electoral crime, is a common crime and will be investigated. I don’t have information from the PL, if it will carry out some kind of inspection. The PL, like all parties and all inspection bodies, including the Armed Forces, have full access to the Ballot Boxes [BU]as well as any [pessoa] of the people”.