The Likud deliberately released results indicating that Moshe Feiglin received
fewer votes than he really did, the party activist’s campaign charged on
Michael Fuah, the director-general of Feiglin’s Manhigut
Yehudit movement, said he was shocked when he saw the formal results released by
the party Wednesday night. He said he will file a formal complaint to the head
of the Likud elections committee, retired judge Yehoshua Gross, as soon as
official results are published.
“There is a serious problem with the
results,” Fuah said.
“There are places where Moshe won by much more than
what they said he did. This election is a matter of scoring points and it
makes a big difference if the numbers are. Something improper was done
Fuah said Feiglin had observers in the polling stations who had
completely different numbers than what was published by the Likud. For instance,
in Beit Shemesh, the Likud said Feiglin beat Netanyahu 126 to 77, but according
to Feiglin’s numbers, he beat Netanyahu 274 to 60.
In Beit She’an, the
Likud said 1074 people voted, 1030 of whom cast a ballot for Netanyahu. But only
834 people were eligible to vote in the city and Feiglin’s observer said only
550 people voted.
Feiglin’s associates said numbers were also wrong in
Ma’aleh Adumim, one of the Likud branches in Tel Aviv and other places across
According to the numbers released by Likud Wednesday night,
Feiglin won 23.21 percent of the vote, down from 23.4% in the last election in
2007. If Feiglin received more votes than indicated by the party, it could be
that the Likud reported falsely that Feiglin’s support decreased.
said that even according to the current numbers, the election was a big success
for him. But he believes he actually won more, perhaps even 30 percent of the
“What happened here is very grave,” he said. “They are trying to
twist the results in every place possible. But it doesn’t change the fact that
this election was a big success for me.”
Likud spokeswoman Noga Katz said
the data from hundreds of ballot boxes around the country was still being
processed and official numbers would be published soon on the Likud website.