Brady Kiesling (former US diplomat who resigned in opposition to the Iraq war and the lies of the Bush administration) posted a seemingly innocuous graph
from an official website with the comment:
Pondering the Israeli elections and the major discrepancy of the results with the exit polls, I found the following official graph. When I used to monitor elections in Armenia, the OSCE observer team correctly saw massive late-evening jumps in voter turnout as evidence of fraud. Our faith in the integrity of the democratic process should never be blind, anywhere on earth but certainly not in the Middle East...
Looking back over similar figures for previous elections, an 18% jump in the last four hours is not unprecedented. Indeed, both the jump and the participation rate seem to be a reversion to a pattern last seen in the '90s. So, perhaps nothing nefarious.
What say you?
Disclaimer: Brady did publish his comment on FB publicly but I have not consulted him about reposting his musings here. Please direct any ire at me rather than him. He is a thoughtful and gentle man whose main interest these days is in the history of Greek urban guerrillas (he's recently published a book on the subject) and is NOT an expert on Israel. Like him I'm interested in the abject failure of the exit polls and I do actually doubt that election fraud could be perpetrated in Israel.