Hawkish group starts Trump-inspired campaign doubting integrity of Knesset vote

The right-wing Im Tirtzu movement launches an initiative to “safeguard the integrity of the elections,” in a campaign that bears similarities to former US president Donald Trump’s baseless claims of wide-scale election fraud in that country’s November 2020 vote.

A post from Im Tirtzu’s Facebook page begins with the sentence: “This year, nobody will steal votes,” in reference to the March 23 Knesset elections.

A poster attempts to delegitimize Central Elections Committee chairman and Supreme Court judge Uzi Vogelman by noting that he is an alumnus of the Wexner Foundation’s leadership program, which has been the focus of right-wing conspiracy claims. The poster also says Vogelman approved the candidacy of “terror supporter” Hiba Yazbak of the Joint List’s Balad faction.

“With all due respect to Justice Vogelman, to ensure the integrity of the upcoming elections, the public first needs to trust itself,” the poster says.

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