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Court to Wait on Election Challenge

The Jerusalem District Court will wait until next week to issue to issue a decision on a petition from the Labor Party about election fraud.

Until then, representatives from the Likud Party will prepare their response to the Labor Party claims.

The petitioner charged that a sample survey of 100 ballot boxes showed cases of ballot tampering. For instance, they said, cases existed of too many people voting in a certain area or of dead people casting ballots.

The petitioners estimated that some 6,700 ballot boxes were in doubt.

Four weeks ago, the High Court of Justice rejected a petition challenging the results of the election for prime minister.

The petition asked that blank ballots be counted as valid, which would not have given Benjamin Netanyahu the majority he needed to become prime minister.

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