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Election committee denies results being held up by an official taking a nap

File: Elections Committee director Orly Adas counts ballots of Israelis under home quarantine, at a tent in the central elections committee warehouse in Shoham, after the March 2020 elections. (Flash90)
File: Elections Committee director Orly Adas counts ballots of Israelis under home quarantine, at a tent in the central elections committee warehouse in Shoham, after the March 2020 elections. (Flash90)

The Central Elections Committee has denied an earlier comment by its chairwoman Orly Adas that appeared to indicate the vote count has been held up by the official in charge going to take a rest.

Adas told Channel 12 news, when asked why the results haven’t been updated since the morning, that the official in charge had “collapsed” due to the strenuous work and gone to nap for a few hours.

In a later statement, the CEC says it “didn’t stop uploading the data to the [results] website because ‘the worker went to rest.'”

The committee is aiming to complete the vote count, including absentee ballots, by Friday.

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