Why false claims about Brazil's election are spreading in far-right U.S. circles

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Conspiracy theories about Brazil’s electronic voting machines, shown here, have spread online. Far-right influencers in the U.S. have seized on Brazil’s election as a way of keeping conspiratorial narratives alive ahead of the U.S. midterms in early November. Caio Guatelli/AFP via Getty Images

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Baseless claims that voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic are being used to rig voting in Brazil are circulating online and in far-right media in the U.S. – even though neither company’s hardware

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