VOTER TURNOUT FROM AMERICANS IN ISRAEL INCREASES BY MORE THAN 400%

 November 1, 2012  

For Immediate Release                                                                                       

Contact: Elie Pieprz    

052-379-0810;

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 Voter Turnout from Americans in Israel

Increases by More than 400%

Exit Polls demonstrate that by a 6:1 margin they favor Romney

but only support GOP Congressional Candidates by 2:1 margin

 

(Jerusalem, Israel) iVoteIsrael, the leading organization facilitating the ability of Americans in Israel to vote in the US elections, has successfully completed its campaign to make voting from Israel more accessible to as many Americans in Israel as possible.

“iVoteIsrael is proud to announce that 80,000 Americans from Israel have already submitted their ballots to their local county board of elections in any of the 49 states where we successfully registered voters from,” commented Elie Pieprz, national director of iVoteIsrael.   “This represents an unprecedented increase in voter participation from the 20,000 or so that voted in 2008.”

Internationally American ex-Pats typically have a 5% turnout rate.  If those trends continue, the American vote from Israel will represent 20-25% of the total ex-Pat community from around the world, further solidifying the unique nature of the relationship between the US and Israel, which is not limited to the diplomatic and strategic levels but also, at the grassroots and electoral level.  “This connection between countries demonstrates the breadth of the unique relationship between the two countries, and iVoteIsrael is proud to have played a role in illustrating this connection to the public,” commented Pieprz.

iVoteIsrael also unveiled the first authoritative exit polls of actual voters from Israel.  The poll surveyed 1,572 voters and found that:

  • President        85% voted for Romney and 14% voted Obama
  • Congress        62% voted GOP and 28% voted Democratic
  • 61% of voters from Israel cited Jerusalem and Peace Process negotiations as a primary motivating factor for voting.
  • Swing state voters from Israel
  1. o7500
  2. o3500
  3. o3500

For more information on the exit poll and on the rest of iVoteIsrael’s campaign, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IVoteIsrael is a diverse group of Americans who currently reside in Israel.  We come from all over Israel, and all over the US.  We are deeply concerned about the safety, security and future of Israel. Most importantly, we want to see a President in the White House who will support and stand by the American citizens living in Israel in absolute commitment to their safety, security and right to self-defence.

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