Jewish Home Fears 'One Digit' Result

Party HQ is receiving initial reports that indicate the party is dropping beneath the 10-MK mark.

Eliran Aharon, Gil Ronen ,

Naftali Bennett visits the Kotel
Naftali Bennett visits the Kotel
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The Jewish Home is concerned, on election day, that it is losing tens of thousands of potential votes to competing nationalist parties.

The party's election headquarters reported that it has carried out an extensive review of information from representatives on the ground, and the results indicate a troubling picture. The final tally of Jewish Home MKs might reach a “single digit result,” a source in the party said.

The party said that the Likud has a strategic plan to transfer tens of thousands of votes from the Jewish Home to Likud.

“They are trying to convince us that the Right might lose power if the votes do not move from the Jewish Home to Netanyahu,” said the Jewish Home source. “This tactic is regrettably effective with tens of thousands of people, and we are certainly worried.”

The Elections Committee reported that as of 2:00 p.m., 36.7% of the voters had voted in polling booths countrywide. This percentage is nearly identical with that of the 2013 elections, in which 38.3% voted by that time of day.

The 2013 numbers were, however, based only on a sample of several hundred polling stations, whereas the current numbers are complete real time numbers.