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Brazil: Top judge orders Bolsonaro probe for ‘vote fraud’ claims

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that the country's electronic voting system is liable to fraud. He is trailing the polls ahead of next year's election.

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