Forget turnout. Election day credit card spending also down

Despite tales of packed supermarkets and malls, credit card processing firm Automatic Banking Services says spending is down today compared to the last election.

The firm says nearly NIS 1.1 billion ($334 million) in credit card transactions were made between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. today, down 5.2% from March 2, 2020.