Judge Alexandre de Moraes rejected a request from the Prosecutor’s Office, which had requested that the case be buried despite the opinion of the Federal Police.
The investigation was opened in August 2021 after Bolsonaro published classified reports on his social networks about a computer attack, without consequences, on electoral justice systems that occurred in 2018, months before he won that year’s election.
The official shared these documents as part of his aggressive campaign to delegitimize the electronic voting system, which has been in operation in Brazil since 1996, even though Bolsonaro considers it, without any evidence, a source of “fraud”.
The police then concluded that the disclosure of these reports was intended to “disseminate information known to be false, with harmful repercussions for the public administration.”
However, he left the task of formally indicting the captain of the Reserve Army to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutors saw no evidence of the crimes and requested that the case be closed, which today was denied by Moraes, who Bolsonaro accuses of working for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in light of the December 2 elections. October.
Lula, who ruled Brazil from 2003 to 2010, is the preferred candidate for the presidential elections, according to all polls published so far, which give him about 45% of the vote, compared to 30% for Bolsonaro.
The Brazilian president intensified his attacks and sowed more suspicions about electronic voting machines.
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