Four Habayit Hayehudi
political activists filed an urgent appeal to the party's tribunal on Wednesday, requesting to postpone the primaries
and fix the registered voters list, allowing voters to cast their ballots at the nearest location to their current residence, and not necessarily at the location determined by the address appearing on their ID.
Some of the petitioners are affiliated with MK Zvulun Orlev. Party officials claim that the attempt to postpone the primaries stemmed from "the fear of losing."
Officials at Orlev's campaign headquarters dismissed the accusation and accused opponent Naftali Bennett of creating a political spin.
The appeal requested the tribunal to order a change in the registered voters list, allowing registered voters to change their current address in order to vote at a nearby ballot.
Party officials were furious about the attempt to postpone the primaries' date.
"The voters are unhappy with Orlev's recent alliance with Hershkowitz,
and he knows that," a party official said,
"Orlev is repeatedly harassing the elections committee with different appeals … he is known for his manipulative methods. It's funny how he didn't even consider simply running for the elections, no tricks needed."
An official close to Orlev said "Bennett's manipulative machine never rests. This is yet another political spin by Bennett's people."