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, the reporter talks about how volunteers will safeguard the purity of Arab polling station ballots:
The request for volunteers, posted as announcements in specified areas around the country, states,
"Did you know that 11% of the votes for the Knesset come from the Arab and Bedouin sectors? The Bedouins have already promised their votes to Kadima, as Olmert has promised to 'launder' their illegal construction in the Negev. In many voting stations in the Arab and Bedouin sectors, only Kadima and Arab party members will be present to monitor. In these voting stations, it is very common to find that the numbers of votes are 'supplemented' by great percentages of votes of those who didn't actually vote. At least one Arab party is on the verge of not making it into the Knesset; distortions could make the difference between that party receiving 2-3 seats or nothing at all!"
One volunteer for the post of observer at these polling stations told Arutz-7, "The main value in our being there is that no one will be able to stuff the ballot boxes with fraudulent ballots of people who did not vote. Regarding false identities and the like, we will have less of a say; women, for instance, can vote without removing their face-covering." It has been learned, however, that as Moslem modesty laws allow women to uncover their faces in front of other women, a woman observer can check if the would-be voter matches the photograph on her identity card."
The volunteer said that the organization responsible for coordinating the volunteers had decided to send him to Nazareth in the Galilee:
"I was told that there are many polling stations in the Israeli-Arab city of Nazareth, and that I and several of my friends would be sent there. After speaking with the Central Elections Committee, I have learned that in each voting station, there are at least five officials. There is a three-member poll committee, made up of members of various parties, as well as a polling station secretary, who is a non-political representative of the Central Elections Committee. A policeman is also present. As observers, we have no official status, other than to be able to request that the secretary write in the protocol any events that we consider suspicious. But we can certainly prevent the submission of a couple of hundred of false votes."
The volunteers must be army veterans.
Good to know that there are people trying to make sure that no fraud is committed around the Arabic voting stations. It's also possible that Kadima might try to find ways to commit election fraud, and if so, make sure to be on the lookout for any dirty tricks that Olmert and his cronies might be up to as well.