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US Calls Brazil Election a Model as Bolsonaro Alleges Fraud

  • US embassy issues statement supporting Brazilian institutions
  • Bolsonaro called ambassadors to cast doubt on voting system
Jair Bolsonaro, center, greets supporters during a rally at the Serrinha airport in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, on July 15.
Jair Bolsonaro, center, greets supporters during a rally at the Serrinha airport in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, on July 15.Photographer: Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images
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The US embassy in Brasilia described Brazil’s elections as a “model for the world,” one day after President Jair Bolsonaro told foreign ambassadors that the country’s electronic voting system is subject to fraud.

Echoing comments made by President Joe Biden during a bilateral meeting with Bolsonaro last month, the embassy said in a statement late Tuesday that the US “trusts in the strength” of Brazil’s democratic institutions.