2016: 120,000 Americans registered to vote in US elections from Israel

 

Media campaign to register absentee voters by Republican supporters in Israel contributed to about a 60% spike in registration of Israeli-American citizens, compared to 2012.

By Reut Hadar

 

The Republican campaign to register American voters in Israel has brought about a 60% rise in voter registration compared to 2012. According to party statistics, about 120,000 voters currently in Israel have registered to vote in the US presidential race, and some have already cast their ballots.

 PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016. - Photo: Israel's Gov't Press Office/Kobi Gideon

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016. – Photo: Israel’s Gov’t Press Office/Kobi Gideon

In 2012, that number was about 75,000.

Republicans see this as a net success, since they estimate that the vast majority of US citizens living in Israel would prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.

Senior trump campaign staffers arrived in Israel in recent days to meet the party’s strategic team in the Holy Land. They will help them prepare for the presidential campaign’s final stretch, which will include events in Israel.

 

View original Arutz Sheva publication at:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219309

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