Arab turnout up to 60%, a 10-point bump from April — report

Turnout in Arab towns in yesterday’s election was roughly 60%, compared to just 50% in last April’s vote, Haaretz reports after tallying 91% of the vote.

The Joint List is slated to receive 13 seats, compared to the 10 seats that Hadash-Ta’al and Ra’am Balad received in total when they ran separately in April.

Haaretz quotes pollster Yousef Makladeh who says Netanyahu’s “gevalt” campaign against the Arab public brought a 20% boost in voters. He says the camera bill also worked as a “double edged sword” that further inspired the targeted minority to head to the polls.

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