UPDATED 9:32 P.M. EDT U.S.A. TelexFree figure Carlos Costa of the state of Espírito Santo appears to have come up far short in his bid to win a seat in Brazil’s 513-member federal Chamber of Deputies, the equivalent of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Although final numbers appear not to be available yet, more than 99 percent of the vote appears to have been tabulated. Costa appears to be listed in 31st place in a crowded field in which a maximum of 10 candidates from his region would fill vacancies.
Costa appears to have gleaned about 0.61 percent of the vote, with the successful candidates receiving far higher percentages. At the time of this PP Blog post, the lead vote-getter appears to have gleaned about 8.55 percent. The lowest vote-getter among the top 10 received about 2.68 percent.
Costa’s campaign appeared to focus on wooing MLMers. Regulators in both Brazil and the United States have described TelexFree as a pyramid scheme. Some TelexFree members have alleged that racketeering violations occurred within the cross-border enterprise.
Costa’s campaign site appears not to have conceded defeat as of the time of this PP Blog post.