The head of Brazil's electoral court on Wednesday rejected Jair Bolsonaro's petition to annul ballots from this year's presidential vote, calling the outgoing President's allegation that some voting machines had malfunctioned "ludicrous and illicit" and "ostensibly conspiratorial toward the democratic rule of law."

In his ruling, Chief Justice of the Supreme Electoral Court Alexandre De Moraes said all models of electronic ballots were "perfectly identifiable in a clear, secure and integral way." He also ordered Bolsonaro's right-wing Liberal Party to pay a fine of 22 million reais ($4.1 million) for "bad faith litigation."

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