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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMike Isaac and Kevin Roose Oct. 19, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past few months, the 120 million Brazilians who use WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging application that is owned by Facebook, have been deluged with political messages. The missives, spread through the country by the millions, have targeted voters ahead of Brazil’s fiercely contested presidential election. A final runoff between a far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, and Fernando Haddad, the leftist Workers’ Party candidate, will be on Oct. 28. One popular WhatsApp message displayed the name of a presidential candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, next to the number 17. When Brazilians vote, they punch in a number for a candidate or party in an electronic voting machine. But the information in the photo was … [Read more...] about Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election
SAO PAULO -- The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local): 9:33 p.m. Brazil's far-right candidate and the leftist trailing him appear headed to a runoff.With 97 percent of votes counted, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro had 46.5 percent compared to 28.5 percent for former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad.A runoff will be held Oct. 28 if Bolsonaro does not get more than 50 percent.The country's Superior Electoral Tribunal, which releases returns, had yet to officially pronounce a runoff.7:48 p.m.With 79 percent of returns in, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is leading presidential race with 49 percent of votes.Fernando Haddad from the Workers' Party was in second place Sunday with 26 percent of the vote.If no candidate gets 50 percent, there will be a runoff Oct. 28.Supporters of Bolsonaro were gathering outside the Windsor Hotel, where the candidate is watching the returns.The initial results show Bolsonaro getting more votes than polls in recent weeks indicated, which put his … [Read more...] about The Latest: Brazil presidential race looks headed to runoff
Updated 5:16 pm CDT, Sunday, October 7, 2018 Voters wait in line at a polling station in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no one gets a majority in the first round, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff. less Voters wait in line at a polling station in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and ... more Photo: Ricardo Borges, AP Voting information is displayed on a wall emblazoned with a mural of Nelson Mandela at a polling station in a suburb of Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no … [Read more...] about The Latest: Brazil’s Bolsonaro leading presidential race
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Brazil's electoral court is investigating images that went viral on social media of supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro bringing guns to their polling stations. One image shows a gun on the top of the electronic voting machine and Bolsonaro's face on the screen in a school of Sao Joao de Meriti, outside Rio de Janeiro. Another shows a voter using his gun to press buttons in the machine to vote for Bolsonaro in the southern Brazilian city of Cachoeiro do Sul. The two images quickly spread in WhatsApp groups, which are heavily used by Bolsonaro supporters to spread their messages. Guns are not allowed in polling stations in Brazil. ___ 4:30 p.m. Voting in Brazilian elections requires strategy and memory. On the country's voting machines, each candidate is assigned a number, with the first two digits of the number identifying the candidate's party. Some party numbers are well-known. But this … [Read more...] about The Latest: Brazil investigates photos of guns in polls