Brazil judge fines Bolsonaro allies millions after ‘bad faith’ election challenge

Head of Brazil’s electoral court rejects claim from outgoing president’s coalition that said voting machines malfunctioned

The head of Brazil’s electoral court has rejected a complaint from outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro’s party challenging October’s run-off vote, which he lost, court documents show.

Alexandre de Moraes, who is also a supreme court justice, also fined the parties in Bolsonaro’s coalition 22.9m reais ($4.3m) for what the court described as bad faith litigation, the document released on Wednesday show.

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