Today the streets of Brazil are filled with millions of demonstrators following the recent presidential election. Questionable election integrity is at the center of everyone's attention.
The official results were announced that current Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro lost to Lula da Silva by less than 2% (49.10% to 50.90%, respectively).
But the people of Brazil are not accepting the results and President Bolsonaro has yet to concede.
Bolsonaro, nicknamed "Trump of the Tropics," has addressed the nation several times since the Oct. 30 election. He has encouraged demonstrators in their right to protest and asked that the protests be done in a way that ensures the ability to travel and to do so safely.
Agricultural truckers have blocked major roadways and demonstrations have been carried out peacefully, but not without causing major disruptions. Dozens of flights out of São Paulo have been cancelled and over 1,400 bus trips cancelled due to the delays. Local police and even federal police are starting to join in the protests.
In his first address to the nation following the election, President Bolsonaro said he would continue to fulfill all the commandments of the Constitution. The leftist media claims Bolsonaro has committed to transfer power to Lula, but others believe he will invoke articles of the Brazil Constitution that will address fraud in the election.
While the mainstream globalist and leftist media make their predictable accusations of a military coup and Nazi alignment of "far right extremists," the reality is that the people of Brazil have committed to fight for the president who has continually fought for them.
The suspected election fraud is not without warrant. Arrests have already been made for bribes that were paid for votes and Brazil's election system is entirely electronic. Even Bolsonaro himself has long insisted that the machines are prone to fraud.
Immediately following the polls closing, as if on cue, the globalist media and U.S. President Joe Biden began declaring in unison that the election was "free, fair and credible." A claim that seemed out of place and one they certainly would not have made had leftist Lula not been the declared the victor.
Brazil's election system is based on popular vote, unlike the U.S., which has an electoral college. The presidential election consists of two rounds and the winning candidate must receive over 50% of the vote. With other candidates on the first-round ballot, neither Bolsonaro or Lula won 50% of the vote, which was held Oct. 2. The first and second round elections had voter turnout of 79.05% and 79.41%, respectively.
With the masses very much in favor of Bolsonaro, the official election result of a Lula victory is simply hard to believe.
Suspicions of fraud during the first round led many to call for military audit and engagement in the second round. The people of Brazil are waiting for the military to release information from an audit of the election that will show where the fraud took place.
The two candidates for president could not be more drastically different. Bolsonaro represents conservative values and is pro-freedom, pro-family and pro-individual rights. Lula is the polar opposite, with a plan to usher in communism and global control.
The Christian churches in Brazil have not shied away from putting their public support behind Bolsonaro. Not surprisingly, the leftist cancel culture and media blackouts are just as active in Brazil as in other areas of the world.
The people of Brazil know Lula's socialist plans for Brazil and his ties to the global elite of the left. The people have not forgotten about Lula's scandals, including a 12-year jail sentence for corruption and money laundering in 2017.
The demand of the people of Brazil is clear: the stolen election must be returned to Bolsonaro.
This election has been referred to as the most important elections in Brazil's history. An election result turning in Bolsonaro's favor would no doubt accelerate the current wave of conservative values sweeping through elections around the world.
Will the Trump of the Tropics come out on top? Only time will tell.
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Ryan S. Howard, Ph.D., is the founder of Your Faith At Work, a ministry and business that helps Christians partner with God to advance the Kingdom at work, at home and in the culture. Ryan has worked in the global manufacturing industry for over 15 years and has visited over 20 countries. Ryan hosts a weekly podcast and is the author of 21 Days to a New Workplace You. He lives in Iowa with his wife, Bruna, and their son, John. Learn more at ryanshoward.com.
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